verb (used with object), au·to·claved, au·to·clav·ing.
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How to use autoclave in a sentence
Though I did enjoy the fellow who suggested that he sterilized everything in his kitchen with a Harvest Gold autoclave.
Sterilisation by means of superheated steam is carried out in a special boiler—Chamberland's autoclave (Fig. 30).
Fix the bucket over a large Bunsen flame and boil for thirty minutes—or boil in the autoclave for a similar period.
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