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Noun: plastination
  1. A process involving fixation and dehydration and forced impregnation and hardening of biological tissues; water and lipids are replaced by curable polymers (silicone, epoxy or polyester) that are subsequently hardened
    "the plastination of specimens is valuable for research and teaching"

Type of: preservation

Encyclopedia: Plastination