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vit·ri·fi·ca·tion

(vit'ri-fi-kā'shŭn),
Conversion of dental porcelain (frit) to a glassy substance by heat and fusion.
[L. vitrium, glassy, + facio, to make]

vitrification

[vit′rifikā′shən]
the conversion of a silicate material by heat and fusion to a glassy substance. Heat converts the material into a viscous liquid, which hardens on cooling.

vit·ri·fi·ca·tion

(vit'ri-fi-kā'shŭn)
Conversion of dental porcelain to a glassy substance by heat and fusion.
[L. vitrum, glass, + facio, to make]

vit·ri·fi·ca·tion

(vit'ri-fi-kā'shŭn)
Conversion of dental porcelain (frit) to a glassy substance by heat and fusion.
[L. vitrium, glassy, + facio, to make]

vitrification (vit´rifikā´shən),

n the act, instance, art, or process of converting dental porcelain (frit) to a glassy substance; the process of becoming vitreous by heat and fusion.
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The biological systems that scientists have so far been able to vitrify with unquestioned success include human red blood cells, monocytes (a type of white blood cell), ova and pancreatic islets.
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