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plastination

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Pronunciation: /plastɪˈneɪʃ(ə)n
 
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Definition of plastination in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A technique for the preservation of animal and human tissue by which body fluids and fat are replaced with synthetic materials such as silicone resins or epoxy polymers: plastination exposed the body’s internal structures and greatly enhanced researchers' ability to study them
More example sentences
  • He used a process called plastination to preserve the bodies, which he developed over the past 25 years.
  • Using the revolutionary process of plastination, the body specimens are preserved with special plastics that enable us to view the many organs and systems under our skin.
  • The exhibition features 175 healthy and diseased body parts and 25 whole bodies, which have been preserved in a process called plastination, where fluids are drained and exchanged for plastic.

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