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Combustion, in a furnace, of organic constituents in a tissue section so that the remaining mineral ash can be examined microscopically.
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Determination of the presence and distribution of inorganic matter in tissues by subjecting a microscopic section of tissue to high temperatures, which destroys organic matter and leaves mineral matter as ash.
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