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  • noun anatomy A technique for preserving bodies or body parts by replacing the water and fat with certain plastics.

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  • noun a process involving fixation and dehydration and forced impregnation and hardening of biological tissues; water and lipids are replaced by curable polymers (silicone or epoxy or polyester) that are subsequently hardened


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  • As in the exhibition of Real Human Bodies via Body Worlds

    Visited the exhibit in SLC today - and quite amazing -

    December 28, 2008