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dirty

Pathology
Referring to the external appearance of the pathologist and technician handling an evisceration and dissection during an infectious autopsy.

Public
Referring to pollution or contamination.
 
Sexology
Obscene, indecent; offensive to good taste, especially in sexual matters.

Surgery
A term of art referring to the state of a procedure room after an intervention, i.e., non-sterile.