Definition of plastination
: a technique for the preservation of biological tissue that involves replacing water and fat in tissue with a polymer (such as silicone or polyester) to produce a dry durable specimen for anatomical study
Recent Examples of plastination from the Web
Although his work might seem strange today, consider Bodyworlds and other modern exhibits that use plastination to preserve slices of human cadavers for the entertainment (and edification?) of the general public.
Daniel Engber (@danengber) wrote about the inventor of body plastination in issue 21.02.
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Origin and Etymology of plastination
International Scientific Vocabulary plastic + -ination (as in calcination)
First Known Use: 1981See Words from the same year
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