autoclave-resistant factors

Definition of autoclave-resistant factor

autoclave-resistant factor

(AW-toh-klayv-reh-ZIH-stunt FAK-ter)
A substance found in soybeans that may slow down or stop the spread of cancer. This substance does not break down in an autoclave (a device that uses steam under high pressure to sterilize medical and laboratory supplies and equipment).

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms