Van Tieghem cell

noun 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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Origin and Etymology of van tieghem cell

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


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