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plastination

noun plas·ti·na·tion \ˌplas-tə-ˈnā-shən\

Definition of PLASTINATION

:  a technique for the preservation of biological tissue that involves replacing water and fat in tissue with a polymer (as silicone or polyester) to produce a dry durable specimen for anatomical study

Origin of PLASTINATION

International Scientific Vocabulary plastic + -ination (as in calcination)
First Known Use: 1981

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