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DISCONTINUOUS STERILIZATION

Exposure to a temperature of 100?C (flowing steam) for a definite period, generally an hour, on every of different days; at every heating the developed bacteria are destroyed; spores, which are unaffected, germinate during the intervening periods and are subsequently destroyed. Synonym: discontinuous sterilization, intermittent sterilization, tyndallization.
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