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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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In 2018, Leica Biosystems has developed rotary microtome solutions that offer superior quality sectioning and improved user safety.
Sections of 5-6 micron thickness were obtained on rotary microtome and stained Hematoxylene and Eosin stain (Luna, 1964).
The Rotary Microtome was used for making serial sections of the specimen.
The serial sections were done by rotary microtome (Spencer 820, American Optical Company, USA) at the thickness of 8-12 [micro]m and stretched on plate and processed for staining.