# What is the difference between sterilization and disinfection?

$\text{Disinfection}$ relates to the process of killing MOST micro-organisms... $\text{Sterilization}$ KILLS ALL microorganisms, and this involves. In the biomedical field obviously these processes have special significance.. witness the scrubbing up ritual performed by surgeons before they perform an operation, and the elaborate procedure of autoclaving surgical instruments....