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ˈɔ təˌkleɪvau·to·clave

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. autoclave, sterilizer, steriliserverb

    a device for heating substances above their boiling point; used to manufacture chemicals or to sterilize surgical instruments

  2. autoclaveverb

    subject to the action of an autoclave

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  1. Autoclavenoun

    a device used for sterilizing objects by exposing them to steam at above atmospheric pressure (and thus at a temperature above the normal boiling point of water). It consists of a closed chamber able to withstand internal pressure, and a means of passing superheated steam into the chamber. Autoclaves are made in various sizes, and are much used in hospitals and research laboratories to render instruments and equipment sterile.

Wiktionary

  1. autoclavenoun

    A strong, pressurized, heated vessel, as for laboratory experiments, sterilization, cooking or mineral processing.

  2. autoclaveverb

    To sterilize laboratory equipment in an autoclave.

Wikipedia

  1. Autoclave

    An autoclave is a machine used to carry out industrial and scientific processes requiring elevated temperature and pressure in relation to ambient pressure and/or temperature. Autoclaves are used before surgical procedures to perform sterilization and in the chemical industry to cure coatings and vulcanize rubber and for hydrothermal synthesis. Industrial autoclaves are used in industrial applications, especially in the manufacturing of composites. Many autoclaves are used to sterilize equipment and supplies by subjecting them to pressurized saturated steam at 121 °C (250 °F) for around 30-60 minutes at a pressure of 15 psi (103 kPa or 1.02 atm) depending on the size of the load and the contents. The autoclave was invented by Charles Chamberland in 1879, although a precursor known as the steam digester was created by Denis Papin in 1679. The name comes from Greek auto-, ultimately meaning self, and Latin clavis meaning key, thus a self-locking device.

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  1. autoclave

    An autoclave is a pressure chamber used in medical, laboratory and industrial settings to carry out procedures that require a certain temperature and pressure that is not achievable using ambient conditions. It is commonly utilized for sterilizing equipment and supplies by subjecting them to high pressure saturated steam for a specific duration, typically around 15–20 minutes. This process kills bacteria, viruses, fungi, and spores, ensuring that the items are safe for use.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Autoclavenoun

    a kind of French stewpan with a steam-tight lid

  2. Etymology: [F., fr. Gr. a'yto`s self + L. clavis key.]

Wikidata

  1. Autoclave

    An autoclave is a device used to sterilize equipment and supplies by subjecting them to high pressure saturated steam at 121 °C for around 15–20 minutes depending on the size of the load and the contents. It was invented by Charles Chamberland in 1879, although a precursor known as the steam digester was created by Denis Papin in 1679. The name comes from Greek auto-, ultimately meaning self, and Latin clavis meaning key—a self-locking device.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of autoclave in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of autoclave in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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