hot-water treatment

noun

: a treatment of plant or plant parts for the eradication or parasites (as loose smut of wheat) involving immersion in water at a temperature above the thermal death point of the parasite but below that of the host

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“Hot-water treatment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hot-water%20treatment. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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