microtome

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noun mi·cro·tome \ˈmī-krə-ˌtōm\

Definition of microtome

  1. :  an instrument for cutting sections (as of biological tissues) for microscopic examination

Origin and Etymology of microtome

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1856


Medical Dictionary

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microtome

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noun mi·cro·tome \ˈmī-krə-ˌtōm\

Medical Definition of microtome

  1. :  an instrument for cutting sections (as of organic tissues) for microscopic examination <bone-sectioning microtomes>


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microtome

transitive verb mi·cro·tome

Medical Definition of microtome

microtomed

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microtoming

  1. :  to cut in sections with a microtome


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