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freeze fracture

noun

Definition of freeze fracture

  1. :  preparation of a specimen (as of tissue) for examination by an electron microscope after freezing, fracturing along natural structural lines, and preparing a replica (as by simultaneous vapor deposition of carbon and platinum)

freeze–frac·ture adjective


1973

First Known Use of freeze fracture

1973

Rhymes with freeze fracture


Medical Dictionary

freeze fracture

noun

Medical Definition of freeze fracture

    freeze–fracture transitive verb



Variants of freeze fracture

also freeze–fracturing

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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "freeze fracture"


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