sliding microtome


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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.

sliding microtome

Microtome in which the tissue being sectioned slides along a track.
See also: microtome

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.