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
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Origin and Etymology of plastination
International Scientific Vocabulary plastic + -ination (as in calcination)
First Known Use: 1981
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