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A pure form of nitrocellulose in which specimens for microscopic examination are embedded.
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(Biochemistry) a nitrocellulose compound derived from pyroxylin, used in a solution of alcohol and ether for embedding specimens before cutting sections for microscopy
[C20: from cellulose + -oid + -in]
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a concentrated form of pyroxylin used to embed tissues for cutting and microscopic examination.
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