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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.

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.

hardening

Biochemistry
Hydrogenation of the unsaturated fatty acids in triglycerides into saturated fatty acids.

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.

hard·en·ing

(hahrd'ĕn-ing)
A condition of lessened reactions to allergens from repeated or prolonged nontherapeutic exposure, similar to hyposensitization.
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