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sterilization

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(ster″ĭ-lĭ-zā′shŏn)

[ sterilize]

1. Complete removal or destruction of microorganisms in an object.
2. The act of sterilizing or state of being sterilized. Sterilization can be accomplished by the surgical removal of the testes or ovaries (castration), inactivation by irradiation, or by tying off or removing a portion of the reproductive ducts (ductus deferens or uterine tubes).
SEE: salpingectomy; SEE: vasectomy

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Venes, Donald, editor. "Sterilization." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/733213/all/steam_thermal_sterilization.
Sterilization. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/733213/all/steam_thermal_sterilization. Accessed May 22, 2019.
Sterilization. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/733213/all/steam_thermal_sterilization
Sterilization [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 May 22]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/733213/all/steam_thermal_sterilization.
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