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Cytology a structure seen in tissue after death, fixation, staining, etc., that is not normally present in the living tissue

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any individual material object produced by a culture. The study of such objects is important in anthropology (see MATERIAL CULTURE). In ARCHAEOLOGY, the artefacts left behind by a society are the main means of reconstructing an account of that society.
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(95) With such categories and distinctions, Rheinberger sets out to formulate a specific history of the interfaces of experimental systems, drawing attention to the highly artefactual character of specimens, which need to be prepared and made compatible to specific technological objects before they can take up their position at the interface.
The finds of artefactual assemblages--mainly pottery and metal artefacts-- along with abundant botanic remains of broad bean (Vicia faba var.
madera petrificada, rocas volcanicas) utilizadas como materia prima para la manufactura artefactual. No obstante, hasta la actualidad no se han realizado investigaciones arqueologicas sistematicas (con excepcion de las sintetizadas en el parrafo anterior) que permitan evaluar en que medida las poblaciones del pasado utilizaron dichos recursos.
In vivo studies have not demonstrated this effect by iodixanol in blood calcium measurements, thus indicating an artefactual in vitro effect [39, 41].
Red arrows indicate the nonabsorbable thread which, upon section by the microtome, creates an artefactual void on the tissue section (asterisk); (b) quantification of (a) suture bundle bioresorption.
Additionally, immunohistochemistry may allow the important differentiation of artefactual contraction bands generated during specimen handling.
Although DNA is more stable than RNA, the quality of DNA extracted from FFPE specimens can be considerably compromised by artefactual nucleotide changes introduced by formalin-fixation.
De esta manera, se articula un escenario que facilita la instalacion de sujetos especificos pertenecientes a etnias determinadas que, bajo iniciativas politicas, culturales y reivindicativas, inician potentes procesos de reinstalacion y recuperacion de sus expresiones culturales, tradiciones y costumbres, donde el patrimonio artefactual, tanto en el ambito de lo cotidiano como del ritual, toma un papel fundamental.
It is important to point out that shape anomalies may also occur in vitro (artefactual causes).
Sin embargo, gracias al planteamiento de Klaus Krippendorff es posible entender que este intersticio emergente de significacion cultural tiene el potencial para ser "llenado" de acciones de diseno y creacion colaborativa, transformandose asi en una interfaz pluricultural para el hacer y uso artefactual, lo que potencialmente activaria la interaccion simbolica entre agentes de diferentes culturas, llevando a la construccion colaborativa de nuevos significados, lo que a mi modo de ver es la manifestacion intangible de la intercultural idad a partir de la accion artefactual concreta.