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hardening

Pronunciation: har'den-ing

Definition:

  1. A condition of lessened reactions to allergens from repeated or prolonged nontherapeutic exposure, similar to hyposensitization.
  2. Any procedure in tissue preparation for examinations (sectioning for microscopy) that renders the tissue firmer.
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