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a method used to study unfixed cells by electron microscopy, in which the object to be studied is placed in 20 per cent glycerol, frozen at −100°C, and then mounted on a chilled holder.
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A method of specimen preparation for electron microscopy in which a replica is made from a sample that has been rapidly frozen and then fractured along natural planes of weakness to reveal its internal structure.
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freeze-etchingthe process by which a piece of tissue is frozen and then sectioned for examination under the ELECTRON MICROSCOPE.
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