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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.
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