Newcomer fixative

New·com·er fix·a·tive

a fixative containing isopropanol, propionic acid, and dioxane recommended as a substitute for Carnoy fixative in preservation of chromatin; also useful for fixing polysaccharides; small pieces of tissue must be used although excessive shrinkage may still occur.

New·com·er fix·a·tive

(nū'kŏm-ĕr fiks'ă-tiv)
A fixative containing isopropanol, propionic acid, and dioxane, recommended as a substitute for Carnoy fixative in preservation of chromatin; also useful for fixing polysaccharides; small pieces of tissue must be used, although excessive shrinkage may still occur.