megablock

megablock

A block of paraffin-embedded tissue which is about four times larger than the standard tissue block.

Pros
Allows certain tissues (e.g., prostate) and malignancies (e.g., breast cancer) to be processed without sectioning.

Cons
More technically demanding, requires modifications in tissue processing equipment and microtomes, and storage of glass slides and blocks in different files, which creates problems in retrieval.
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Ashleigh was handed a cheque for pounds 2,600 by the chairman of Marlborough Social Club and members also presented Richard and Jayden with a megablock table after seeing pictures in the Chronicle of Richard with his favourite blocks.
The popular architecture delivers both high-speed Global and Big Fast Megablock interconnects using a unique Global Routing Plane (GRP) architecture.
Wadkin USA offers the Hydrowedge cutterhead Megablock, which reduces changeover time up to 90 percent, the company says.
The 63-storey Canary Wharf megablock is currently being considered by the local council.
1991; Puura & Huhma 1993), the orogenic metamorphic and related igneous rock bodies of the Estonian basement have been described as Palaeoproterozoic structures inside the juvenile Svecofennian Domain of the Fennoscandian crustal megablock (Puura & Flod6n 1999; Puura et al.
The new Megablock establishes a new order of magnitude in municipal wastewater treatment and reuse by delivering 50-100 percent more m3 output per m2 than any other MBR system in the world.
Reluctantly, Dredd mentors Anderson and they head to the Peach Trees megablock, home to 60,000 impoverished denizens, to investigate reports of a triple homicide.
Membrane technology specialists Pentair X-Flow have won a contract to supply King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre with their Airlift MBR Megablock technology.
The exterior architectural details are a mix of Chinese megablock style and "Old European" flourishes.
On close examination, then, the megablock of liberal parties seems unlikely to achieve anything other than some Western-friendly publicity.
Dredd comes up against Lena Headey's drug dealer Ma-Ma who orders every scumbag in her megablock HQ to kill him.
It's not going to shut everything off, but it's forming a megablock when you add this new hospital complex that actually makes it a lot more difficult to traverse from the north to the south part of town," Tom said during the public hearing.