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Related to dry heat: dry heat sterilization, moist heat

dry heat

a thermal effect produced by adding dry air or reducing the humidity of the environment.

dry heat

Heat that has no moisture. It may take the form of a hot dry pack, hot water bottle, electric light bath, heliotherapy, hot bricks, resistance coil, electric pad or blanket, hot air bath, or therapeutic lamp.
See also: heat

dry heat,

n a method of sterilization of suitable instruments using a well-calibrated and time-controlled convection oven.
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The cost of a the dry heat treatment for a two-bedroom home is Dh1,800.
Metabolic heat production is proportional to active musculature and body mass while heat transfer to the environment by dry heat exchange is dependent upon exposed surface areas.
The almonds were stored at ambient temperature for 60 minutes and exposed to dry heat at 250 F and 300 F in an isotemp oven.
Static electricity is common in areas of extreme, dry heat.
The sterilizing value of dry heat (oven) and moist heat (autoclave) was not established until 1881 by Koch and others (22).
To force distinctions in whiskering behavior, the first phase consisted of exposing various pure Sn, Sn-Cu and Sn-Bi deposits to intentionally over-stressed dry heat, elevated temperature/humidity and thermal cycling aging conditions.
A second technology, dry heat, has the advantage of producing completely dry instruments, with a correspondingly lower impact on sharpness.
It will be a dry heat and there is no indication that the sandstorms will return any time soon because the wind is coming from a different direction.
In the dry heat of midsummer, this place of rugged beauty is as spooky as it is spectacular--a disaster waiting to happen.
The oven heat-up and cool down cycles require only 15 minutes, compared to 45 minutes to two hours for conventional dry heat sterilizers.
Dry heat (figure 6) is aggressive on the FKM, although the rapid decay is not predictable from the excellent compression set resistance reported by FKM suppliers.
On the beach your hair needs as much protection as your skin - sand, wind and dry heat causes colour to fade and hair to frizz.