Chapter 7

Chapter 7 - Term Definition Sterilization is the removal or...

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Term: Sterilization Definition: is the removal or destruction of all forms of microbial life. Term: Sterilant Definition: A sterilizing agent Term: Disinfection Definition: control directed at destroying harmful microorganisms Term: degerming Definition: which mostly results in the mechanical removal, rather than the killing, of most of the microbes in a limited area Term: sanitization Definition: which is intended to lower microbial counts to safe public health levels and minimize the chances of disease transmission from one user to another
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Term: Thermal death point Definition: is the lowest temperature at which all the microorganisms in a particular liquid suspension will be killed in 10 minutes Term: Thermal death time Definition: the minimal length of time for all bacteria in a particular liquid culture to be killed at a given temperature. Term: Decimal reduction time Definition: is a third concept related to bacterial heat resistance Term: Autoclaving Definition: is the preferred method of
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