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Lister, Joseph

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishLister, JosephJoseph ListerLis‧ter, Joseph /ˈlɪstə $ -tər/  (1827–1912) a British surgeon (=a doctor who does operations on the body) who was the first person to use antiseptics (=chemicals that prevent wounds from becoming infected) during operations
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