thermal death point


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thermal death point

In bacteriology, the degree of heat that will kill organisms in a fluid culture in 10 min.
See also: point
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To determine the thermal death point, 150 [micro]L each of embryonated eggs, at a concentration of 100 eggs per [micro]L were added to six 1-mL polypropylene tubes of sterile water.
procyonis eggs have a thermal death point, [less than or equal to] 62[degrees]C, very similar to the thermal death point of Ascaris lumbricoides and A.
Cooking is one of the most common methods of assuring that Trichinella are destroyed a temperature of 170 F (77 C) substantially exceeds the thermal death point and is usually achieved if the meat is cooked until it is no longer pink [9!.