Definition

Antiseptic

Antiseptic acting against or opposing sepsis, putrefaction, or decay by either preventing or arresting the growth of microorganisms.

Webster Dictionary Meaning

1. Antiseptic
- Alt. of Antiseptical
2. Antiseptic
- A substance which prevents or retards putrefaction, or destroys, or protects from, putrefactive organisms; as, salt, carbolic acid, alcohol, cinchona.
Category: Microbiology
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