inspissation


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inspissation

[‚in·spi′sā·shən]
(chemistry)
The process of thickening a liquid by evaporation.
(geochemistry)
Thickening of an oil deposit by evaporation or oxidation, resulting, for example, after long exposure in pitch or gum formation.
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The volume also includes brief information on meat and plant extracts, growth factors, selective components, pH buffers, differential components, preparation of media, autoclaving, tyndallization, inspissation, filtration, and hazardous components.
Contents: John Wilson Yamamoto, "Catholic Literature and the Rise of Anglicanism"; Peter Milward, "Shakespeare's Inspissation," "Shakespeare's Sacred Fools," "Shakespeare's Sermon," "Shakespeare's 'Miracles' in the Context of Religious Controversy," and "Notice-Board.
Similar histochemical reactions in the dense platelike secretions and crystalloid morphology confirm our morphologic observation, and we speculate that the loss of acidity of secretions (compared to fluidlike secretions, which are acidic) provides a trigger for inspissation and subsequent crystallization.