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plastination

 
Noun plastination has 1 sense
  1. plastination - a process involving fixation and dehydration and forced impregnation and hardening of biological tissues; water and lipids are replaced by curable polymers (silicone or epoxy or polyester) that are subsequently hardened; "the plastination of specimens is valuable for research and teaching"
    --1 is a kind of
    preservation
    --1 has parts:
     fixation, fixing; dehydration, desiccation, drying up, evaporation; hardening, solidifying, solidification, set, curing; impregnation, saturation
    Derived form: verb plastinate1
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