Pasteur, Louis

[ (pa-stur, pah-steur) ]

A French scientist of the nineteenth century whose work was very important in proving that many diseases are caused by microorganisms. He developed pasteurization, in which fluids, such as milk, are heated for a specific period of time to kill harmful bacteria.

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