Definition of asepsis in English:

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asepsis

Pronunciation: /āˈsepsəs/

noun

1The absence of bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms.
Example sentences
  • When discharged, dry chemical extinguishers spread powder throughout the room and possibly could compromise asepsis.
1.1The exclusion of bacteria and other microorganisms, typically during surgery. Compare with antisepsis.
Example sentences
  • Many perioperative nurses report that new providers and clinicians have a limited understanding of medical versus surgical asepsis.
  • Perioperative nurses have significant expertise in the areas of surgical asepsis, safe medication handling, and traffic control, and they serve instrumental roles in these areas.
  • Until science has a better understanding of the etiology of this infectious protein, medical professionals must remain vigilant in asepsis and patient advocacy.

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Syllabification: a·sep·sis

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