HyperDic: plastination

English > 1 sense of the word plastination:
NOUNprocessplastinationa process involving fixation and dehydration and forced impregnation and hardening of biological tissues
English > plastination: 1 sense > noun 1, process
MeaningA process involving fixation and dehydration and forced impregnation and hardening of biological tissues; water and lipids are replaced by curable polymers (silicone or epoxy or polyester) that are subsequently hardened.
Example"the plastination of specimens is valuable for research and teaching"
Partsdehydration, desiccation, drying up, evaporationThe process of extracting moisture
fixation, fixing(histology) the preservation and hardening of a tissue sample to retain as nearly as possible the same relations they had in the living body
hardening, solidifying, solidification, set, curingThe process of becoming hard or solid by cooling or drying or crystallization
impregnation, saturationThe process of totally saturating something with a substance
BroaderpreservationA process that saves organic substances from decay
Spanishplastinación
Verbsplastinatepreserve (tissue) with plastics, as for teaching and research purposes

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