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Vibratome vs. Microtome

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Vibratomenoun

(cytology) A vibrating microtome used to section soft tissue without freezing

Microtomenoun

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

Vibratome

A vibratome is an instrument used to cut thin slices of material (although, usually thicker slices than those cut in paraffin-embedded samples using a microtome). It is similar to a microtome but uses a vibrating blade to cut through tissue.

Microtomeverb

To cut into sections using a 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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