- thermal death time
- 1. the time required at a given temperature to destroy a population of microorganisms with heat.
Medical dictionary. 2011.
Look at other dictionaries:
Thermal death time — is a concept used to determine how long it takes to kill a specific bacteria at a specific temperature. It was developed for food canning and has found applications in cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.HistoryIn 1895, William Lyman Underwood of the… … Wikipedia
thermal death time — (TDT) The shortest period of time needed to kill all the organisms in a microbial population at a specified temperature and under defined conditions … Dictionary of microbiology
thermal death point — n the temperature at which all organisms of a culture will be killed by heat either instantaneously or within an arbitrary brief finite period * * * the lowest temperature at which a broth culture of microorganisms can be heat killed in a 10… … Medical dictionary
Thermal expansion — Thermodynamics … Wikipedia
Death by burning — Part of a series on Capital punishment Issues Debate · … Wikipedia
Heat death of the universe — For the album, see The Heat Death of the Universe. Physical cosmology Universe … Wikipedia
Laser interstitial thermal therapy — The term laser interstitial thermal therapy (LITT, also referred to as laser induced interstitial thermotherapy or laser induced thermotherapy or interstitial laser therapy) is a surgical procedure in which destruction of soft tissues in the body … Wikipedia
Early thermal weapons — were devices or substances used in warfare during the classical and medieval periods (approx 8th century BC until the mid 16th century AD) which used heat or burning action to destroy or damage enemy personnel, fortifications or territories.… … Wikipedia
Heat death paradox — The heat death paradox, also known as Clausius paradox and thermodynamic paradox, is an argument attempting to use thermodynamics to make deductions about the nature of the universe. Specifically, it attempts to argue against an infinitely old … Wikipedia
C. Olin Ball — Charles Olin Ball (1893–1970) was an American food scientist and inventor who was involved in the thermal death time studies in the food canning industry during the early 1920s. This research would be used as standard by the United States Food… … Wikipedia