self-heal


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self-heal

(sĕlf′hēl′)
n.
Any of several plants reputed to have healing powers, especially Prunella vulgaris, a creeping plant in the mint family that has violet-blue or lavender flowers and is native to Eurasia. Also called heal-all.
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Noun1.self-heal - decumbent blue-flowered European perennial thought to possess healing propertiesself-heal - decumbent blue-flowered European perennial thought to possess healing properties; naturalized throughout North America
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Prunella, Prunella - small genus of perennial mostly Eurasian having terminal spikes of small purplish or white flowers
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All over the wide fields of earth grows the prunella or self-heal.
As for self-healing, researchers from the Harvard John A Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have developed a new type of rubber that is as tough as natural rubber but can also self-heal.
However, the polyether-thioureas is the first polymer developed that could self-heal in room temperature.