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Definition 1: (histology) the preservation and hardening of a tissue sample to retain as nearly as possible the same relations they had in the living body - [noun denoting act]

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(fixation is a kind of ...) a process that saves organic substances from decay

(... is part of fixation) a process involving fixation and dehydration and forced impregnation and hardening of biological tissues; water and lipids are replaced by curable polymers (silicone or epoxy or polyester) that are subsequently hardened

"the plastination of specimens is valuable for research and teaching"

(fixation belongs to category ...) the branch of biology that studies the microscopic structure of animal or plant tissues

Definition 2: the activity of fastening something firmly in position - [noun denoting act]

(fixation is a kind of ...) the act of fastening things together

Definition 3: an unhealthy and compulsive preoccupation with something or someone - [noun denoting cognition]

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(fixation is a kind of ...) an idea that preoccupies the mind and holds the attention

Definition 4: an abnormal state in which development has stopped prematurely - [noun denoting state]

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(fixation is a kind of ...) an abnormal physical condition resulting from defective genes or developmental deficiencies

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