fixative

( in aromatherapy ) counters volatility of certain perfume components

Fixative

A fixative is a stabilizing or preservative agent: ...
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Fixative

• (n.) That which serves to set or fix colors or drawings, as a mordant.
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fixative

(fik´sә-tiv) an agent used in preserving a histologic or pathologic specimen so as to maintain the normal structure of its constituent elements.
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fixative

(from the article `drawing`) ...dependent on a particular type of paper; but, because of their slight adhesiveness, they often require a stronger bond with the foundation as well ... ...affects odour for the same reasons. Hunting dogs can follow a spoor (odour trail) most easily when high humidity retards evaporation and ... [2 relat...
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fixative

1. Serving to fix, bind, or make firm or stable. ... 2. A substance used for the preservation of gross and histologic specimens of tissue, or individual cells, usually by denaturing and precipitating or cross-linking the protein constituents. ... See: fluid, solution. ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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fixative

noun a varnish dissolved in alcohol and sprayed over pictures to prevent smudging
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Fixative

[drawing] In drawing, a fixative is a liquid, similar to varnish, which is usually sprayed over a finished piece of artwork, usually a dry media artwork, to better preserve it and prevent smudging. Modern fixatives are usually alcohol based, and hydrocarbon propelled. Certain manufacturers produce fixatives specified for a certain media onl...
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Fixative

[perfumery] Fixatives are used to equalize the vapor pressures, and thus the volatilities, of the raw materials in a perfume oil, as well as to increase the tenacity. Natural fixatives are resinoids (benzoin, labdanum, myrrh, olibanum, storax, tolu balsam) and animal products (ambergris, castoreum, musk, and civet). Synthetic fixatives incl...
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Fixative

Fix'a·tive noun That which serves to set or fix colors or drawings, as a mordant.
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Fixative

A liquid, that may be shellac in methylated spirits or synthetic cellulose solution, that is intende
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Fixative

A resinous or plastic spray used to affix charcoal, pencil, or pastel images to the paper. Used lightly it protects finished art (or underdrawing) against smearing, smudging, or flaking
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Fixative

A resinous or plastic spray used to affix charcoal, pencil, or pastel images to the paper. Used lightly it protects finished art (or underdrawing) against smearing, smudging, or flaking.
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fixative

A solution, usually of shellac and alcohol, sprayed onto drawings, to prevent their smudging or crumbling off the support.
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fixative

A solution, usually of shellac and alcohol, sprayed onto drawings, to prevent their smudging or crumbling off the support.
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Fixative

A substance used for the preservation of tissue or cell substance. Also known as fixing or binding agent.
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fixative

fixative 1. A varnish dissolved in alcohol and sprayed over pictures to prevent smudging. 2. A compound; such as, ethanol or formaldehyde which fixes tissues and cells for microscopic study. 3. Something that fixes, protects, or preserves; especially, a liquid preservative applied to artwork; such as, watercolor paintings or charcoal drawings.
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Fixative

Fixative: A medium such as a solution or spray that preserves specimens of tissues or cells. Most biopsies and specimens removed at surgery are fixed in a solution such as formalin (dilute formaldehyde) before further processing takes place. Other common ingredients used in fixatives are alcohol, mercuric chloride, potassium dichromate and sodium s...
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fixative

Type: Term Pronunciation: fik′să-tiv Definitions: 1. Serving to fix, bind, or make firm or stable. 2. A substance used for the preservation of gross and histologic specimens of tissue, or individual cells, usually by denaturing and precipitating or cross-linking the protein constituents.
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Fixative

Used to anchor or stabilize a scent or fragrance, to slow evaporation.
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fixative

[n] - a compound (such as ethanol or formaldehyde) that fixes tissues and cells for microscopic study 2. [n] - a varnish dissolved in alcohol and sprayed over pictures to prevent smudging
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