Van Tieghem cell

Van Tie·​ghem cell | \ van‧ˈtēgəm-, ¦van‧(ˌ)tyā¦gem- \

Definition of Van Tieghem cell

: a device used for the microscopic observation of microorganisms usually in hanging-drop cultures and consisting of a ring or short tube fixed to a glass slide or Petri dish and capped with a cover glass

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History and Etymology for Van Tieghem cell

after P.E.L. Van Tieghem †1914 French botanist

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“Van Tieghem cell.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2020.

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