Listerism Lis"ter*ism (l[i^]s"t[~e]r*[i^]z'm), n. (Med.) The systematic use of antiseptics in the performance of operations and the treatment of wounds; -- so called from Joseph Lister, an English surgeon. [1913 Webster]

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  • Listerism — /lis teuh riz euhm/, n. an antiseptic method introduced by Joseph Lister, involving the spraying of the parts under operation with a carbolic acid solution. [1875 80; LISTER + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • listerism — SYN: Lister method. * * * lis·ter·ism lis tə .riz əm n, often cap the practice of antiseptic surgery * * * lis·ter·ism (lisґtər iz″əm) the principles and practice of antiseptic and aseptic surgery …   Medical dictionary

  • Listerism — n. method of surgical disinfection developed by Joseph Lister …   English contemporary dictionary

  • listerism — lis·ter·ism …   English syllables

  • listerism — ˈlistəˌrizəm noun ( s) Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Joseph Lister + English ism 1. : the use of an antiseptic on the field of a surgical operation 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Listerian — Lis*te ri*an (l[i^]s*t[=e] r[i^]*an), a. (Med.) Of or pertaining to listerism. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • William Scovell Savory — Sir William Scovell Savory, 1st Baronet (30 November 1826 4 March 1895) was a British surgeon.He was born in London, and entered St Bartholomew s Hospital in 1844, becoming M.R.C.S. in 1847, and F.R.C.S. in 1852. From 1849 to 1859 he was… …   Wikipedia

  • Boracic lint — was a type of medical dressing made from surgical lint that was soaked in a hot, saturated solution of boracic acid and glycerine and then left to dry.It has been in use since at least the 19th century,T H Pennington Listerism, its decline and… …   Wikipedia

  • Lister — Joseph (Lord L.), English surgeon, 1827–1912. See Listerella, Listeria, listerism, L. dressing, L. method, L. tubercle. * * * Lis·ter (lisґtər) Baron Joseph, 1827–1912. English surgeon who, following Pasteur s theory that bacteria cause… …   Medical dictionary

  • method — The mode or manner or orderly sequence of events of a process or procedure. SEE ALSO: fixative, operation, procedure, stain, technique. [G. methodos; fr. meta, after, + hodos, way] Abell Kendall m. a …   Medical dictionary

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