verb (used with object), au·to·claved, au·to·clav·ing.
Origin of autoclave
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Remove the apparatus from the autoclave, and allow it to cool.
Heat the whole apparatus in the autoclave at 120° C. for twenty minutes.
Steam applied in an autoclave under a pressure of two atmospheres destroys even the most resistant spores in a few minutes.Manual of Surgery|Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
The author found that in an autoclave of the type shown in Fig. 81 it required ten minutes for 500 cc.The Fundamentals of Bacteriology|Charles Bradfield Morrey
An autoclave combined with vacuum chambers and other devices that sterilized and canned milk or other liquid dairy products.