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Microtome vs. Microtomy

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Microtomenoun

A special instrument that produces very thin slices of plant and animal tissues, for later examination by light microscope or electron microscope.

Microtomynoun

The preparation of very thin slices of animal or plant tissue by means of a microtome.

Microtomeverb

To cut into sections using a microtome

Microtomynoun

The art of using the microtome; investigation carried on with the microtome.

Microtomenoun

An instrument for making very thin sections for microscopical examination.

Microtomenoun

scientific instrument that cuts thin slices of something for microscopic examination

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Microtome

A microtome (from the Greek mikros, meaning , and temnein, meaning ) is a cutting tool used to produce extremely thin slices of material known as sections. Important in science, microtomes are used in microscopy, allowing for the preparation of samples for observation under transmitted light or electron radiation.

‘small’; ‘to cut’;

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