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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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Other wood segments were not boiled but sectioned directly with the sliding microtome (20-40[micro]m) and put into FAA overnight with a brief vacuum treatment as in #1.
The method involved treating 90 [micro]m thick plywood sections, which had been cut transversely through the wood-coaling interface using a sliding microtome, with osmium tetroxide (Os[O.
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.