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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Autoclave

Autoclave (AW-toh-KLAYV)
A device that uses steam under high pressure to sterilize medical and laboratory supplies and equipment.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.