< /laɪm ˈri dʒɪs/, 1827–1912, English surgeon: founder of modern antiseptic surgery.
- US and Canadian agriculture a plough with a double mouldboard designed to throw soil to either side of a central furrowAlso called: lister plough, middlebreaker, middle buster
- Joseph, 1st Baron Lister. 1827–1912, British surgeon, who introduced the use of antiseptics
- British surgeon who demonstrated in 1865 that carbolic acid was an effective antiseptic agent and introduced it to the surgical process.
- British surgeon who, influenced by Pasteur’s germ theory of disease, established in 1865 a system of antiseptic measures in hospitals to combat infections. His practices dramatically decreased the number by deaths caused by infection and were gradually adopted in hospitals throughout Europe.