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au•to•clave



Pronunciation: (ô'tu-klāv"), [key]
n., v., -claved, -clav•ing.


n.
1. a heavy vessel for conducting chemical reactions under high pressure.
2. See pressure cooker.
3. Med., Bacteriol.an apparatus in which steam under pressure effects sterilization.

v.t.
to place in an autoclave.

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