freeze etching

freeze etching

noun Biology.
the preparation of material for electron microscopic study by freeze fracturing and then subliming a layer of ice crystals from the fractured plane to expose the natural surfaces.
Also, freezeetching.


Origin:
1965–70

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freeze-etch

[freez-ech]
verb (used with object)
to prepare (material) for the electron microscope by freeze etching.
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