freeze fracture

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noun \ˈfrēz-ˌfrak-chər, -shər\

Definition of freeze fracture

  1. 1 or less commonly freeze–fracturing play \ˈfrēz-ˌfrak-chə-riŋ, -shə-\ :  preparation of a specimen (as of biological tissue) for electron microscopic examination by rapid freezing, fracturing along natural structural lines, and preparing a replica of the exposed structural details (as by simultaneous vapor deposition of carbon and platinum) — compare freeze-etching

  2. 2 :  the product of or replica prepared by freeze fracture <freeze fractures of bacterial cells>

freeze fracture

or

freeze–fracture

transitive verb

freeze–fracture

or

freeze–fractured

play \ˈfrēz-ˌfrak-chərd, -shərd\ adjective <a freeze-fracture micrograph>

1973

First Known Use of freeze fracture

1973

Variants of freeze fracture

or

freeze–fracture


Medical Dictionary

freeze fracture

noun

Medical Definition of freeze fracture

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

freeze–fracture

transitive verb

Variants of freeze fracture

also

freeze–fracturing

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