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Related to inactivation: Insertional inactivation
the destruction of activity, as of a virus, by the action of heat or another agent.
The process of destroying or removing the activity or the effects of an agent or substance; for example, the complementary effect of a serum may be destroyed by means of inactivation at 56°C for 30 minutes.
inactivation/in·ac·ti·va·tion/ (in-ak″tĭ-va´shun) the destruction of biological activity, as of a virus, by the action of heat or other agent.
the halting of biological activity.
the destruction of activity, as of a virus, by the action of heat, chemical or other agent.