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em·bed

(em-bed'),
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.
Synonym(s): imbed

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imbed

(ĭm-)
v. em·bedded, em·bedding, em·beds
v.tr.
Biology To enclose (a specimen) in a supporting material before sectioning for microscopic examination.

em·bed′ment n.

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verb To place a formalin-fixed and chemically processed tissue obtained during a biopsy, endoscopic or surgical procedure in paraffin so it can be cut and stained for light microscopy.

em·bed

(em-bed')
To surround a pathologic or histologic specimen with a medium such as paraffin or wax, to facilitate cutting thin sections for microscopic examination.
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The loam was soft and easily removed, and it was not long until Tarzan had exposed that part of one of the stakes which was imbedded in the wall of the pit to almost its entire length, leaving only enough imbedded to prevent the stake from falling into the excavation.
As they neared them they saw that in falling the trees had lifted with their roots a large mass of earth and imbedded rocks that had clung to the twisted and gnarled fibers.
Proceeding down this river, the party encamped, on the 6th of November, at the outlet of a lake about thirty miles long, and from two to three miles in width, completely imbedded in low ranges of mountains, and connected with Bear River by an impassable swamp.