celloidin


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cel·loi·din

(se-loy'din),
A solution of pyroxylin in ether and alcohol, used for embedding histologic specimens.

celloidin

(sə-loid′n)
n.
A pure form of nitrocellulose in which specimens for microscopic examination are embedded.
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The temporal bones were fixed, decalcified, and embedded in celloidin. Sections were then cut at a thickness of 20 [micro]m, and every tenth section was stained with hematoxylin and eosin and examined under light microscopy.
Tissue fragments were dehydrated through an ethanol series, placed in celloidin blended with castor oil and then in chloroform, and embedded in paraffin.
The pieces are sealed in celloidin -- the liver-colored blobs of brain rimmed by gold wax.