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clearing agent

a chemical, such as ammonium thiosulfate, used in the processing of exposed x-ray film to remove unexposed and undeveloped silver halides from the emulsion.

clearing agent

1. A substance that increases the transparency of tissues prepared for microscopic examination.
2. In radiographic film processing, the active agent in the fixer that clears undeveloped silver bromide crystals from the film. The most common agent is ammonium thiosulfate. Synonym: fixing agent
See also: agent

clearing

clarification.

clearing agent
added to skin scrapings to digest keratin and permit better visualization of ectoparasites or fungal hyphae and spores. Potassium hydroxide is used most commonly.
clearing time
in radiographic processing is the time required for the fixative to dissolve away the 'milkiness' of developed halides on the film.
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Meanwhile, when contacted by Times of Oman, a Sultan Qaboos Port official said the clearing agents would need to formally file their complaints to the Port Authority.
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License of the clearing agent has also been suspended on 27.
The licence of the clearing agent has also been suspended.
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According to the Complainant, being Customs clearing agent, he acted on behalf of the importer as his agent.
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