Fixated Fixative

Fixation

Meanings and phrases

fixation

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an abnormal state in which development has stopped prematurely; arrested development; infantile fixation; regression
  2. the activity of fastening something firmly in position
  3. (histology) the preservation and hardening of a tissue sample to retain as nearly as possible the same relations they had in the living body; fixing
  4. an unhealthy and compulsive preoccupation with something or someone; obsession

complement fixation

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an immune response in which an antigen-antibody combination inactivates a complement (so it is unavailable to participate in a second antigen-antibody combination)

complement fixation test

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a blood test in which a sample of serum is exposed to a particular antigen and complement in order to determine whether or not antibodies to that particular antigen are present; used as a diagnostic test

infantile fixation

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an abnormal state in which development has stopped prematurely; arrested development; fixation; regression

nitrogen fixation

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the assimilation of atmospheric nitrogen by soil bacteria and its release for plant use on the death of the bacteria
E.g.
  • The overall process is called nitrogen fixation.
  • Some cyanobacteria are also capable of nitrogen fixation.
  • "Gluconacetobacter diazotrophicus" is also known for nitrogen fixation.

carbon fixation

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E.g.
  • Almost all Brassicaceae have C3 carbon fixation.
  • These include Crassulacean acid metabolism, carbon fixation, and pyrenoids.
  • The data will be used to determine the approximate carbon fixation rate of Costa Rican forests.
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