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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.
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microtome

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