freeze fracturing

Related to freeze fracturing: freeze etching

freeze′ frac`turing

or freeze′-frac`turing,

a method of preparing a biological specimen for electron microscopic study by rapid freezing, cleaving with a sharp knife or razor, and covering with a thin layer of metal to make the internal structural planes visible.
freeze′-frac`ture, v.t. -frac•tured, -frac•tur•ing.
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