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hardening

 [hahr´den-ing]
2. the process of making more firm.
hardening of arteries popular term for arteriosclerosis.
work hardening see work hardening.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

har·den·ing

(har'den-ing),
1. A condition of lessened reactions to allergens from repeated or prolonged nontherapeutic exposure, similar to hyposensitization.
2. Any procedure in tissue preparation for examinations (for example, sectioning for microscopy) that renders the tissue firmer.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

hardening

Biochemistry
Hydrogenation of the unsaturated fatty acids in triglycerides into saturated fatty acids.
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hard·en·ing

(hahrd'ĕn-ing)
1. A condition of lessened reactions to allergens from repeated or prolonged nontherapeutic exposure, similar to hyposensitization.
2. Any procedure in tissue preparation for examinations, such as sectioning for microscopy, which renders the tissue firmer.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

hard·en·ing

(hahrd'ĕn-ing)
A condition of lessened reactions to allergens from repeated or prolonged nontherapeutic exposure, similar to hyposensitization.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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