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aseptic

 [a-sep´tik]
free from infection; called also sterile.
aseptic fever fever associated with aseptic wounds, presumably due to the disintegration of leukocytes or to the absorption of avascular or traumatized tissue.
aseptic technique the use of surgical practices that restrict microorganisms in the environment and prevent contamination of the surgical wound (see surgical asepsis). Called also sterile technique.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

a·sep·tic

(ă-sep'tik, ā-), Do not confuse this word with antiseptic.
Marked by or relating to asepsis.
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aseptic

(ə-sĕp′tĭk, ā-)
adj.
1.
a. Free of pathogenic microorganisms: aseptic surgical instruments.
b. Using methods to protect against infection by pathogenic microorganisms: aseptic surgical techniques.
2. Lacking animation or emotion: an aseptic smile.

a·sep′ti·cal·ly adv.
a·sep′ti·cism n.
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aseptic

adjective Freedom from infection, microorganisms or sepsis; sterile.
 
Infectious control
adjective Referring to procedures that prevent the contamination of cultures, media, animals and persons by extraneous microorganisms.
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aseptic

adjective Freed of infection, microorganisms, sepsis; sterile. Cf Antiseptic.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

a·sep·tic

(ā-sep'tik)
Marked by or relating to asepsis.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Aseptic

Without contamination with bacteria or other microorganisms.
Mentioned in: Gangrene
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

a·sep·tic

(ā-sep'tik) Do not confuse this word with antiseptic.
Marked by or relating to asepsis.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012