Fixation

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Fixation may refer to:

  • Fixation (psychology), the state in which an individual becomes obsessed with an attachment to another human, an animal, or an inanimate object
  • Fixation (visual) maintaining the gaze in a constant direction
  • Fixation (alchemy), a process in the alchemical magnum opus
  • Carbon fixation, a biochemical process, usually driven by photosynthesis, whereby carbon dioxide is converted into organic compounds
  • Nitrogen fixation, a process by which nitrogen is converted from its inert molecular form to a compound more readily available and useful to living organisms
  • Fixation (population genetics), the state when every individual in a population has the same allele at a particular locus
  • Fixation (histology) in biochemistry, histology, cell biology and pathology, the technique of preserving a specimen for microscopic study
  • Fixation agent, a process chemical


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