Definition of aseptic in English:

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aseptic

Pronunciation: /āˈseptik/

adjective

1Free from contamination caused by harmful bacteria, viruses, or other microorganisms.
Example sentences
  • The antigen for spiking the specimens designated as CA 15-3 and CA 27.29 was derived from a cell line grown by aseptic tissue culture.
  • In 1885 in Kiel, Germany, he constructed a small private hospital that embodied his aseptic design - a five-room operating suite.
  • Suitable for the production and handling of medical devices under special conditions, an aseptic assembly cell from Ismeca Automation makes use of servomotors for motion control.
1.1 [attributive] (Of surgical practice) aiming at the complete exclusion of harmful microorganisms.
Example sentences
  • At the core of infection prevention are aseptic practices.
  • The draped table is sterile only at the top surface, according to established and recognized principles of aseptic practice.
  • Adherence to aseptic practices aids in fulfilling this responsibility.

Words that rhyme with aseptic

dyspeptic, epileptic, nympholeptic, peptic, proleptic, sceptic (US skeptic), septic

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Syllabification: a·sep·tic

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