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freeze fracturing

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noun Biology.
a method of preparing a biological specimen for electron microscopic study by rapid freezing, cleaving with a sharp knife or razor, and then covering with a thin layer of metal to make the internal structural planes visible.
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Origin of freeze fracturing

First recorded in 1975–80
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