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cell block

a paraffin block, suitable for sectioning, staining, and microscopic study, prepared from any suspension of cells in fluid (that is, aspirates or washings); cells are concentrated by centrifugation or filtering, and the resulting aggregation is processed as if it were a solid specimen of tissue.

cell block

Cytology A paraffin-embedded specimen derived from dried mucus, sputum, or debris found in fluids of pleural, pericardial, endobronchial and other sites that cannot be processed in the usual fashion for cytologic analysis
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The two blocks are significant infrastructure investments that will support service improvements, provide further revenue budget savings into the medium term and release older inefficient cell blocks.
The school contains remains of the training arena, cell blocks and Roman baths among many others.
The project will involve electrical work in Cell Blocks C & D related to emergency lighting and power outlets.
Cell blocks are traditionally used by many laboratories for ancillary immunocytochemical and molecular studies.
They try to follow the rules from in there,'' she said, gesturing toward the cell blocks.
The appeals court held that the consent decree encompassed the cell blocks in question but that the district court judge abused his discretion when he found that current conditions violated the Eighth Amendment, because the court incorporated its principal findings from two years earlier, despite the fact that a number of issues had since been resolved.
The British Government has spent around pounds 7million on security measures preparing two cell blocks.
The bottom two, L mad M, were the classic cell blocks of" prison movies, dame tiers of six-by-eight-foot spaces, with vertical bars coveting the front of each cell, including the doors that rolled open sideways when a guard at the head of the tier turned a crank.
Some of these guys had fifteen years, twenty years, and they were in the hole for doing something bad up in the regular cell blocks.
LEARN about the history of Cowbridge and surrounding area, visit the cell blocks and see exhibits from the Iron Age to Victorian times on the first of every month.
Sgt Clive McNaney was fined when he appeared before a West Midlands Police disciplinary tribunal panel over an incident in the cell blocks at Chace Avenue police station.
Prisons have become one of our biggest money-makers lately, whether it's the latest blockbuster at the box office or the new cell blocks going up two towns over.