Definition of postfix in English:

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Pronunciation: /pōstˈfiks/
1 [with object] Biology Treat (a biological substance or specimen) with a second fixative.
Example sentences
  • A portion of this specimen was postfixed in B - 5 fixative.
  • Cells were postfixed in 1% osmium tetroxide in 0.1 M cacodylate buffer for 50 min.
  • In some cases the cells were postfixed for 90 min in a solution of 1% osmium tetroxide in PBS.
2 Linguistics , rare Append as a suffix.


Pronunciation: /ˈpōstfiks/
A suffix.

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Syllabification: post·fix

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