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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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Microtome equipped to cut frozen tissues.
See also: microtome
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