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Parker's fluid

noun Par·ker's fluid \ ˈpär-kərz- \

medical Definition of Parker's fluid

: a mixture of 100 parts 70 percent alcohol and one part formaldehyde used for hardening and preserving tissues for microscopic study

Biographical Note for parker's fluid

  • Parker, George Howard (1864–1955), American zoologist. Parker was a member of Harvard's faculty in the zoological department for almost all of his long academic career.

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    of very fine texture or delicate form

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