: an instrument for cutting sections (as of biological tissues) for microscopic examination
Examples of microtome in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebEmbryonic tissue was too delicate to withstand pressure from the clasp of a microtome.
Benjamin Ehrlich, Scientific American, 21 Mar. 2022 As a journalist and novelist, Tom Wolfe could, like no one else, take one particular broad subject — class and status — and slice it thin for examination and diagnosis, like a pathologist with a microtome.
Christopher Bonanos, Daily Intelligencer, 15 May 2018 Then, using a special instrument, a microtome, the technician would slice the paraffin block into ultrathin sections, about 0.0002 inches thick.
Lynne Parenti, Smithsonian, 14 Mar. 2018
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