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malaxation

 [mal″ak-sa´shun]
an act of kneading.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

mal·ax·a·tion

(mal'ak-sā'shŭn),
1. Formation of ingredients into a mass for pills and plasters.
2. A kneading process in massage.
[L. malaxo, pp. -atus, to soften]
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malaxation

The mixing of a pharmaceutical compound into a single mass, which forms the basis of a therapeutic formulation.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

mal·ax·a·tion

(mal'ak-sā'shŭn)
Formation of ingredients into a mass for pills and plasters.
[L. malaxo, pp. -atus, to soften]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Working with one kilogram of freshly steamed leaves and kneading them skilfully again and again in different directions and moves, the outcome after six hours of malaxation is a small heap of 250gr of exquisite dark green sencha needles, called "temomi" when they are hand rolled.
Its structural changes are strongly affected by the extraction conditions used during processing, such as olive fruit crushing and olive oil malaxation. Additionally, there is also a possibility to isolate oleacein in significant amount from aqueous extracts from leaves of Ligustrum vulgare L.
Changing the time, temperature and amount of oxygen exposure during malaxation (slow mixing) of olive paste influences the oil's sensory characteristics.