(ster"ī-lī-za\'shun)The process by which all living cells, viable spores, viruses, and viroids are either destroyed or removed from an object or habitat.
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Sterilization — can refer to:* Sterilization (surgical procedure), an operation which renders an animal or human unable to procreate ** Compulsory sterilization, where the government forces particular members of society to undergo the procedure * Sterilization… … Wikipedia
sterilization — A medical procedure where the reproductive organs are removed or rendered ineffective. Dictionary from West s Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005. sterilization A medical procedure where the reproductive … Law dictionary
Sterilization — Ster il*i*za tion, n. (Biol.) The act or process of sterilizing, or rendering sterile; also, the state of being sterile. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
sterilization — sterilization. См. стерилизация. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) … Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.
sterilization — 1874, noun of action from STERILIZE (Cf. sterilize) … Etymology dictionary
sterilization — /ster euh leuh zay sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of sterilizing. 2. the condition of being sterilized. 3. the destruction of all living microorganisms, as pathogenic or saprophytic bacteria, vegetative forms, and spores. [1870 75; STERILE + IZATION] * * … Universalium
Sterilization — The road that led the Nazis to the Euthanasia Program and then to the death camps began with the passage of the Law to Prevent Hereditarily Sick Offspring (the “Sterilization Law”) in 1933. The law allowed for medical practitioners to… … Historical dictionary of the Holocaust
sterilization — noun a) The process of treating something to kill microorganisms. Heat sterilization is used during canning so the food can be safely stored for long periods. b) A procedure to permanently prevent an organism from reproducing. Spaying a cat is a… … Wiktionary
Sterilization — A form of monetary action in which a central bank or federal reserve attempts to insulate itself from the foreign exchange market to counteract the effects of a changing monetary base. The sterilization process is used to manipulate the value of… … Investment dictionary
sterilization — noun Sterilization is used before these nouns: ↑procedure … Collocations dictionary
sterilization — This term (from the Latin sterilis, meaning barren or unproductive ) refers to a medical treatment or operation that makes a person unable to reproduce or procreate; direct sterilization is morally impermissible. (See CCC 2399) … Glossary of theological terms