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English noun: plastination

1. plastination (process) 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

SamplesThe plastination of specimens is valuable for research and teaching.

Broader (hypernym)preservation

Part holonymcuring, dehydration, desiccation, drying up, evaporation, fixation, fixing, hardening, impregnation, saturation, set, solidification, solidifying

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