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paraffin wax

  • n  from crude petroleum; used for candles and for preservative or waterproof coatings
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  • 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.
    June 20, 2013 - Washington Examiner

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