Definition of Sterilant

1. Noun. Any substance used to sterilize something ¹



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Definition of Sterilant

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sterilant

stereotypography
stereotypy
stereoview
stereoviews
stereovision
steres
sterhydraulic
steric
steric hindrance
sterical
sterically
sterigma
sterigmas
sterigmata
sterigmatum
sterilant (current term)
sterilants
sterile
sterilely
sterileness
sterilisation
sterilisations
sterilise
sterilised
steriliser
sterilisers
sterilises
sterilising
sterilities
sterility

Literary usage of Sterilant

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1. Recommended Infection-Control Practices for Dentistryedited by Barbara F. Gooch edited by Barbara F. Gooch (1998)
"The EPA classification of the liquid chemical agent (ie, "sterilant/disinfectant") will be shown on the chemical label. Liquid chemical agents that are less ..."

2. Reopening Public Facilities After a Biological Attack: A Decision Making by National Research Council (2005)
"Ethylene Oxide Ethylene oxide (EtO) is a sterilant gas that can be delivered ... Its use as a sterilant is a mature technology that is currently available ..."

3. Guide to Developing and Managing an Emergency Service: Infection Control Program by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"Hot water pasteurization (80-100 C, 30 minutes) or exposure to an EPA-registered "sterilant" chemical as above, except for a short exposure time (10—45 ..."

4. Eighth Annual Report on Carcinogens: 1998 Summary edited by Barry Leonard (1999)
"EPA reported that small amounts of ethylene oxide are used as a fumigant, a sterilant for food and cosmetics, and in hospital sterilization of surgical ..."

5. A Curriculum Guide for Public-Safety and Emergency-Response Workers by DIANE Publishing Company (1994)
"Hot water pasteurization (80-100 C, 30 minutes) or exposure to an EPA-registered "sterilant" chemical as above, except for a short exposure time (10 — 45 ..."

6. In Vitro Collecting Techniques for Germplasm Conservation by Valerie C. Pence (2002)
"Normal development was observed in all embryos when 10% Clorox was used as the surface sterilant. On the other hand, 20% Clorox was found to retard normal ..."

7. Where No Man Has Gone Before: A History of Apollo Lunar Exploration Missions by William D. Compton (1996)
"Film magazines were placed in an autoclave, to be exposed to a gaseous sterilant for several hours before being sent to the photographic laboratory for ..."

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