Definition of Antisepsis
Antisepsis: Prevention of infection by inhibiting or arresting the growth and multiplication of germs (infectious agents). Antisepsis implies scrupulously clean and free of all living microorganisms.
From the Greek roots anti- meaning against + sepsis against putrefaction = literally, against putrefaction.Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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