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MicroBio

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sterilization
killing all microorganisms including endospores
disinfection
killing or inhibiting microbes on nonliving surfaces
antisepsis
killing or inhibiting microbes on living tissue
sepsis
presence of microbial contamination
asepsis
absence of contamination
degerming
removing microbes from a limited area
sanitization
lowering microbial counts on eating untensils
biocide/germicide
kills microbes
bactericidal
inhibits bacterial growth
contamination
unwanted organisms
genetics
the science of heredity and gene function
gene
a sequence of nucleotides in DNA encoding a functional product