HEPA

HEPA

[hep-uh]
adjective
noting or using an air filter composed of a mat of dense fibers arranged in folds, designed according to federal standards to trap at least 99.97% of airborne particles measuring 0.3 microns in diameter: HEPA vacuums and air purifiers.

Origin:
H(igh-)E(fficiency) P(articulate) A(ir)

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HEPA
  1. hamster egg penetration assay

  2. high-efficiency particulate accumulator

  3. high-efficiency particulate air

  4. high-efficiency particulate arresting

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