Medical Definition of Freeze etching

1. If a freeze fractured specimen is left for any length of time before shadowing, then water will sublime off from the specimen etching (lowering) those surfaces that are not protected by a lipid bilayer. Some etching will take place following any freeze cleavage process, in deep etching the ice surface is substantially lowered to reveal considerable detail of, for example: cytoplasmic filament systems. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Freeze Etching

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freeze etching (current term)
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