microtome

noun mi·cro·tome \ ˈmī-krə-ˌtōm \

Definition of microtome

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

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microtome

noun mi·cro·tome \ ˈmī-krə-ˌtōm \

medical Definition of microtome

:an instrument for cutting sections (as of organic tissues) for microscopic examination
  • bone-sectioning microtomes

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microtome

transitive verb

medical Definition of microtome

microtomed; microtoming
:to cut in sections with a microtome

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