free from the living germs of disease, fermentation, or putrefaction.
a product, as milk or fruit juice, that is marketed in an aseptic package or container.
aseptics, (used with a singular verb) a system of packaging sterilized products in airtight containers so that freshness is preserved for several months.
Better results are secured with such substances by collecting them aseptically in the first place.
The Fundamentals of Bacteriology Charles Bradfield Morrey
free from living pathogenic organisms; sterile
aiming to achieve a germ-free condition
1859, from a- (2) “not” + septic. As a noun from 1884.
aseptic a·sep·tic (ə-sěp’tĭk, ā-)
Of, relating to, or characterized by asepsis.
Free of microorganisms that cause disease.
(def 1). Historical Examples Aser, the American consul, fell down dead on seeing his brother beheaded before his eyes. Ten Years’ Captivity in the Mahdi’s Camp 1882-1892 F. R. Wingate And in the tribe of the sons of Aser, the prince was Phegiel the son of Ochran. The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version Various He was reckoned […]
ases American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Historical Examples There are more foolish people among the Ifs than there are among the ases. Over the Teacups Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. But we had good reasons for not going through the whole list of the ases. Myths of the Rhine X. B. Saintine The great division between […]
Biology. having no sex or organs. independent of processes, especially not involving the union of male and female germ cells. free from or unaffected by sexuality: an asexual friendship. Contemporary Examples New York magazine art critic Jerry Saltz described it as “fabulously complex, sexual, asexual, mysterious, powerful, impish.” The Tilda Swinton Weirdness Quiz: All About […]
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asexual dwarf asexual dwarf n. A dwarf who is not developed sexually yet is beyond the age of puberty.