Van Tieghem cell

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Van Tieghem cell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Van%20Tieghem%20cell. Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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