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Meaning of freeze fracturing

freeze' frac"turing

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— Biol. Biol.
  1. 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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