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To surround a pathologic or histologic specimen with a firm and sometimes hard medium such as paraffin, wax, celloidin, or a resin, to make possible the cutting of thin sections for microscopic examination.
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Variant of embed.
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imbed(im-bed') [L. in, in, (put) into, + AS. bedd, bed]
In histology, to surround with a firm substance, such as paraffin, preparatory to cutting sections.See: embedding
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