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slice

[slīs]
Etymology: OFr, esclice
(in tomography) a cross-sectional plane of the body selected for imaging.

slice

Drug slang
An eighth of an ounce of marijuana (derived from pizza, which is generally divided into 8 slices).

Imaging
(1) CT term for a single-imaged region.
(2) MRI term for the planar or selected image region.

slice

Imaging A popular term for a collimation scan interval in CT or equivalent in MRI

slice,

n in cavity preparation a straight-line (plane) cut that removes a thin layer from an axial convexity.
References in classic literature ?
Joe was evidently made uncomfortable by what he supposed to be my loss of appetite, and took a thoughtful bite out of his slice, which he didn't seem to enjoy.
Bruno was at the window, trying to throw out his slice of plum-cake, but Sylvie held him back.
She spread jam for him and cut up the bread and butter into convenient slices for him to eat.
The suffrage office was at the top of one of the large Russell Square houses, which had once been lived in by a great city merchant and his family, and was now let out in slices to a number of societies which displayed assorted initials upon doors of ground glass, and kept, each of them, a typewriter which clicked busily all day long.
Notwithstanding the ruinous state of the beef, the gentleman managed to out himself some delicate slices, part of which he ate in silence.
Then came the most dastardly scoundrels of all, who not having dared to strike the living flesh, cut the dead in pieces, and then went about the town selling small slices of the bodies of John and Cornelius at ten sous a piece.
Two days later, having eaten an egg and two slices of toast and drunk a cup of tea, he asked for his mail, but found his eyes still hurt too much to permit him to read.
There were no fresh French rolls-- only slices of stale graham bread from yesterday, the most detestable of bread so far as I was concerned.
When noon came they opened the Fox-King's basket of luncheon, and found a nice roasted turkey with cranberry sauce and some slices of bread and butter.
Across from the bar a smaller counter held a collection of plates upon which swarmed frayed fragments of crackers, slices of boiled ham, dishevelled bits of cheese, and pickles swimming in vinegar.
He brought with him several slices of meat in order to pacify the Housedog, so that he would not alarm his master by barking.
I now know all," said des Lupeaulx, when he was comfortably seated on a sofa at the corner of the fireplace, a cup of tea in his hand and Madame Rabourdin standing before him with a plate of sandwiches and some slices of cake very appropriately called "leaden cake.