plastination

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noun plas·ti·na·tion \ˌpla-stə-ˈnā-shən\

Definition of plastination

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of plastination

International Scientific Vocabulary plastic + -ination (as in calcination)


First Known Use: 1981


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