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the destruction of activity, as of a virus, by the action of heat or another agent.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
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.
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