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self-heal

(sĕlf′hēl′)
n.
Any of several plants reputed to have healing powers, especially Prunella vulgaris, a creeping plant in the mint family that has violet-blue or lavender flowers and is native to Eurasia. Also called heal-all.
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heal-all

Herbal medicine
A perennial of the mint family that contains alkaloids, bitter principles and volatile oils; it is astringent, and may be used as a throat gargle. It is rarely used by herbalists due to its uncertain efficacy.
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These robots can even self-heal by removing or replacing malfunctioning parts, including a malfunctioning brain unit.
"In contrast to a skin wound where the scab falls off and new skin grows over, the heart lacks such a capability to self-heal, and suffers a permanent scar instead.
To assess the mechanical properties of the self-healed Odex/GC hydrogels after injection, we performed the rheological measurements as a function of frequency (0.1-10 Hz) at fixed strain of 0.1% under 3 different conditions.
(a) Storage modulus G' and loss modulus G" of original hydrogel and self-healed hydrogel injected after 30min, 120min.
As part of the judging presentation, Utopic proved that a PC experiencing a catastrophic failure resulting from a malware breach, could be "self-healed" with a healthy, desired image in only 45 seconds.
The latter can be self-healed by the natural biologic repair mechanisms that are pre-existent in these organisms.
When an event is detected on eNet that cannot immediately be self-healed, Uniceuter NSM can automatically open a trouble ticket in Unicenter ServicePlus Service Desk and assign the issue to the most appropriate eNet technician on or off the show floor.
The sampling for poly(DCPD) was obtained by scratching the self-healed violet bleed.
So far, the university's fracture tests have shown that the self-healed composites can recover as much as 75% of their original strength.
Laboratory experiments showed that samples of the self-healed composite material can take up to 75 percent of the maximum tension that the intact composite can take, White says.