vitrification

vitrification

[vi-truh-fi-key-shuhn]
noun
1.
act or process of vitrifying; state of being vitrified.
2.
something vitrified.
Also, vitrifaction [vi-truh-fak-shuhn] .


Origin:
1720–30; vitri(fy) + -fication

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vitrification (ˌvɪtrɪfɪˈkeɪʃən)
 
n
1.  the process or act of vitrifying or the state of being vitrified
2.  something that is or has been vitrified
3.  short for embryo vitrification

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vitrification vit·ri·fi·ca·tion (vĭt'rə-fĭ-kā'shən)
n.
The process of using heat and fusion to convert dental porcelain to a glassy substance.

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