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microtome

 [mi´kro-tōm]
an instrument for making thin sections for microscopic study.
freezing microtome one for cutting frozen tissues.
rotary microtome one in which wheel action is translated into a back-and-forth movement of the specimen being sectioned.
sliding microtome one in which the specimen being sectioned is made to slide on a track.

mi·cro·tome

(mī'krō-tōm),
An instrument for making sections of biologic tissue for examination under the microscope.
See also: ultramicrotome.
Synonym(s): histotome

microtome

/mi·cro·tome/ (mi´krah-tōm) an instrument for cutting thin sections for microscopic study.

microtome

[mī′krətōm]
Etymology: Gk, mikros + temnein, to cut
a device that cuts specimens of tissue prepared in paraffin blocks into extremely thin slices for microscopic study.

microtome

A mechanical device used to section tissues embedded in a support matrix, such as paraffin for light microscopic, and resin for electron microscopic examination.

mi·cro·tome

(mī'krō-tōm)
An instrument for making sections of biologic tissue for examination under the microscope.
Synonym(s): histotome.

microtome

An instrument for cutting very thin slices from a block of tissue set in wax, or frozen, for microscopic examination after mounting on a slide and staining.

microtome

an instrument used for cutting very thin sections for microscopic examination.

microtome

an instrument for making thin sections for microscopic study.

freezing microtome
one for cutting frozen tissues.
rotary microtome
one in which wheel action is translated into a back-and-forth movement of the specimen being sectioned.
sliding microtome
one in which the specimen being sectioned is made to slide on a track.
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