microtome microtome

Definition(s):

  • (n) scientific instrument that cuts thin slices of something for microscopic examination

Usage(s):

  1. Then, with a microtome, they cut off slices only hundredths of a millimeter thick.
  2. There it is frozen with liquid nitrogen and then, with a device called a microtome, sliced into sections thinner than onion skin for examination under a microscope.

News

  • Digital 3-D atlas of brain reveals tiny details

    In this photo provided by Katrin Amunts, Karl Zilles, Alan C. Evans, researchers use a microtome to cut sections from a brain preserved in paraffin wax into slivers 20-micrometers thick, resulting in over 7,400 slices.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Washington Examiner

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