microtome


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mi·cro·tome

 (mī′krə-tōm′)
n.
An instrument used to cut a specimen, as of organic tissue, into thin sections for microscopic examination.

microtome

(ˈmaɪkrəʊˌtəʊm)
n
(Biology) an instrument used for cutting thin sections, esp of biological material, for microscopical examination

mi•cro•tome

(ˈmaɪ krəˌtoʊm)

n.
an instrument for cutting very thin sections of organic tissue for microscopic examination.
[1855–60]
mi`cro•tom′ic (-ˈtɒm ɪk) adj.
mi•crot′o•mist, n.
mi•crot′o•my, n.
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Noun1.microtome - scientific instrument that cuts thin slices of something for microscopic examinationmicrotome - scientific instrument that cuts thin slices of something for microscopic examination
scientific instrument - an instrument used by scientists
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mi·cro·tome

n. micrótomo, instrumento de precisión que se usa en la preparación de secciones finas de tejido para ser examinadas bajo el microscopio.
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The Doctor still read from cover to cover his Lancet and his Medical Journal, attended all professional gatherings, worked himself into an alternate state of exaltation and depression over the results of the election of officers, and reserved for himself a den of his own, in which before rows of little round bottles full of glycerine, Canadian balsam, and staining agents, he still cut sections with a microtome, and peeped through his long, brass, old-fashioned microscope at the arcana of nature.
via system, Part 3 - magnetic resonance, Part 4 - brachytherapy device, Part 5 - miscellaneous equipment, Part 6 - safety doors , Part 7 - ultrasonograph, Part 8 - mammograph, Part 9 - videoconoscope, Videodiscodoscope, Videogastroscope, Fiberogastroscope, Processor (type epx-2200), Monitor (type x-190), Part 10 - anesthetic apparatus, Part 11 - anesthetic apparatus ii , Part 12 - set for automatic staining and covering of preparations, Part 13 - tissue processor, Microtome, Part 14 - microtome, Paraffin embedding.
Remeny, Robyn and Steven together as a team were able to supply a tissue processor, a paraffin bath and a microtome which they no longer had use for, assisting Vaiola Hospital to re -establish its Histology Service.
FEI's Teneo VS--a scanning electron microscope with an in-chamber microtome and software to provide automated, large-volume reconstructions with improved z-axis resolution--offers a fast, easy-to-use 3-D imaging solution for large tissue blocks capable of isotropic resolution down to 10 nm.
The platform integrates the company's latest-generation SEM with VolumeScope, an in-chamber microtome analytical software, to provide fully-automated, large-volume reconstructions with improved z-axis resolution.
Two tenders for the supply of (a) chemicals & detection kits for the Master & PHD degree students, also (b) scientific instruments, microtome blades, also cutting tools for the Pathology Division.
org) is using its Thermo Scientific HM355S automated microtome and Section Transfer System to create high-quality tissue sections during tissue microarray (TMA) production.
The SlideMate slide printer features a small footprint which allows it to be positioned next to the microtome to enable the user to print slides for a single case as they are needed.
Most of the materials needed to construct a student microtome can be obtained in any hardware store.
Oriented microtome sections were prepared by placing two centimeter cubes of core material in copper cages, dehydrating them in various alcohol solutions, embedding them in paraffin, slicing them with a sliding microtome, and mounting them on slides.
Briefly, 8-[micro]m-thick sections were cut with a microtome and stained with hematoxylineosin and toluidine blue.
Then the sample was embedded in epoxy resin and polished after curing the epoxy A micro-photograph was taken at 200X magnification with a Leica optical microscope (Laborlux 12 Pol S) equipped with polishing and microtome capabilities.