- heat, Heat-treatment of a perishable food to destroy heat-sensitive vegetative cells followed by immediate cooling to limit growth of the survive, surviving cells and germination of spores.
Etymology: From the surname of its inventor, w:Louis Pasteur, Louis Pasteur.
- French, pasteurisation
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