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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: AUTOCLAVE(0.00911 detik)
Found 2 items, similar to AUTOCLAVE.
English → English (WordNet)
n : a device for heating substances above their boiling point;
used to manufacture chemicals or to sterilize surgical
instruments [syn: sterilizer, steriliser]
v : subject to the action of an autoclave
English → English (gcide)
Autoclave \Au"to*clave\, n. [F., fr. Gr. a'yto`s self + L.
1. A kind of French stewpan with a steam-tight lid. --Knight.
2. 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.