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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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.
Dredd comes up against Lena Headey's drug dealer Ma-Ma who orders every scumbag in her megablock HQ to kill him.
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.
0), specifically in the Nortecubana fault zone which forms the external limit of the Cuban megablock and that it had an intensity of 6 degrees (MSK) (Alvarez et al.
The MOU explores possibilities for Norit Asia Pacific to develop a Norit Airlift(TM) Membrane BioReactor (MBR) Megablock validation plant at one of PUB's water reclamation plants.
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 63-storey Canary Wharf megablock is currently being considered by the local council.
The Iberian megablock (microplate) has nine macroblocks, being Galicia one of them.
Wadkin USA offers the Hydrowedge cutterhead Megablock, which reduces changeover time up to 90 percent, the company says.
The popular architecture delivers both high-speed Global and Big Fast Megablock interconnects using a unique Global Routing Plane (GRP) architecture.