freeze-etching


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freeze-etch·ing

(frēz′ĕch′ĭng)
n.
A method of specimen preparation for electron microscopy in which a replica is made from a sample that has been rapidly frozen and then fractured along natural planes of weakness to reveal its internal structure.

freeze′-etch′ v.
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