Glossary

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Term Definition
Hardness

Describes the resistance of a solid material against penetration of another solid body. It is determined by means of scratching (Mohs hardness number in geology) or by indentation methods (materials science) which differ with respect to the indenter and the load regime (Vickers, Rockwell, Knoop, Berkovich). They deliver different hardness figures.

hemolysis

is the rupture or destruction of red blood cells and release of cellular contents (e.g. hemoglobin) into the plasma.

Histopathology

Science concerned with the study of microscopic changes in diseased tissues.

hydrophilic

Greek hydor - water and philia - love: water-loving. Describing the character of a molecule, a substance or a surface, which has an affinity to water.

hydrophobic

Greek hydros - water and phobos - fear: water repelling. Describing the character of a molecule, a substance or a surface, which has a low affinity to water.

 

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