freeze-etching

noun

freeze-etch·​ing ˈfrēz-ˌe-chiŋ How to pronounce freeze-etching (audio)
: freeze fracture that includes the sublimation of surface ice following fracturing especially to reveal additional detail
broadly : freeze fracture
freeze-etched adjective

Word History

First Known Use

1968, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of freeze-etching was in 1968

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“Freeze-etching.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/freeze-etching. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

freeze-etching

noun
freeze-etch·​ing ˈfrē-ˈzech-iŋ How to pronounce freeze-etching (audio)
: freeze fracture that includes the sublimation of surface ice following fracturing especially to reveal additional detail
broadly : freeze fracture
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