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autoclave

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noun au·to·clave \ˈȯ-tō-ˌklāv\

Definition of autoclave

  1. :  an apparatus in which special conditions (such as high or low pressure or temperature) can be established for a variety of applications; especially :  an apparatus (as for sterilizing) using steam under high pressure

Origin and Etymology of autoclave

French, from aut- + Latin clavis key — more at clavicle


First Known Use: 1820


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autoclave

verb au·to·clave

Definition of autoclave

autoclaved

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autoclaving

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to treat in an autoclave

1911

First Known Use of autoclave

1911


Medical Dictionary

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autoclave

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noun au·to·clave \ˈȯt-ō-ˌklāv\

Medical Definition of autoclave

  1. :  an apparatus (as for sterilizing) using superheated steam under pressure


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autoclave

transitive verb au·to·clave

Medical Definition of autoclave

autoclaved

;

autoclaving

  1. :  to treat in an autoclave


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