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autoclave

 [aw´to-klāv]
a self-locking apparatus for the sterilization of materials by steam under pressure. The autoclave allows steam to flow around each article placed in the chamber. The vapor penetrates cloth or paper used to package the articles being sterilized. Autoclaving is one of the most effective methods for destruction of all types of microorganisms, including spores. The amount of time and degree of temperature necessary for sterilization depend on the articles to be sterilized and whether they are wrapped or left directly exposed to the steam.

au·to·clave

(aw'tō-klāv),
1. An apparatus for sterilization by steam under pressure consisting of a strong closed boiler in which are placed a small quantity of water and a wire basket holding the articles to be sterilized.
2. To sterilize in an autoclave.
[auto- + L. clavis, a key, in the sense of self-locking]

autoclave

/au·to·clave/ (aw´to-klāv) a self-locking apparatus for the sterilization of materials by steam under pressure.

autoclave

[ô′təklāv]
an appliance used to sterilize medical instruments or other objects with steam under pressure.

autoclave

A device that sterilises instruments or materials with heat, high pressure and/or steam.

au·to·clave

(aw'tō-klāv)
1. An apparatus for sterilization by steam under pressure.
2. To sterilize in an autoclave.
[auto- + L. clavis, a key, in the sense of self-locking]

autoclave

A strong sealed chamber in which surgical instruments, towels, dressings, and other items can be sterilized by steam under raised pressure.

autoclave

  1. an apparatus in which objects or materials are sterilized using air-free saturated steam under pressure at temperatures in excess of 100 °C.
  2. a sealed vessel in which chemical reactions can occur at high pressure.

autoclave

sterilizing by exposure to pressurized steam (for 3 minutes at 30 lb per square inch (2.2 bar) at 134°C) to destroy all microorganisms and spores

au·to·clave

(aw'tō-klāv)
1. An apparatus for sterilization involving steam under pressure consisting of a strong closed boiler in which are placed a small quantity of water and a wire basket holding the articles to be sterilized.
2. To sterilize in an autoclave.
[auto- + L. clavis, a key, in the sense of self-locking]

autoclave (ô´tōklāv),

n a device for effecting sterilization by steam under pressure. It uses steam heated to 121° C (250° F), at 103 kPa (15 psi) above atmospheric pressure, for 15 minutes. The steam and pressure transfer sufficient heat into organisms to kill them.

autoclave

a self-locking apparatus for the sterilization of materials by steam under pressure. The autoclave allows steam to flow around each article placed in the chamber. The vapor penetrates cloth or paper used to package the articles being sterilized. Autoclaving is one of the most effective methods for destruction of all types of microorganisms. The amount of time and degree of temperature necessary for sterilization depend on the articles to be sterilized and whether they are wrapped or left directly exposed to the steam.

autoclave tape
special masking tape used to close packages of surgical materials to be autoclaved. Includes a heat sensitive dye in diagonal stripes. The appearance of the dye can be misunderstood; it does not indicate that the package has been sterilized only that it has been exposed to some heat.
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