microincineration


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mi·cro·in·cin·er·a·tion

(mī'krō-in-sin'er-ā'shŭn),
Combustion, in a furnace, of organic constituents in a tissue section so that the remaining mineral ash can be examined microscopically.
Synonym(s): spodography

microincineration

(mī″krō-ĭn-sĭn-ĕr-ā′shŭn)
Determination of the presence and distribution of inorganic matter in tissues by subjecting a microscopic section of tissue to high temperatures, which destroys organic matter and leaves mineral matter as ash.