Microtome



[mahy-kruh-tohm] /ˈmaɪ krəˌtoʊm/

noun
1.
an instrument for cutting very thin sections, as of organic tissue, for microscopic examination.
/ˈmaɪkrəʊˌtəʊm/
noun
1.
an instrument used for cutting thin sections, esp of biological material, for microscopical examination

microtome mi·cro·tome (mī’krə-tōm’)
n.
An instrument that is used to cut a specimen, as of organic tissue, into thin sections for microscopic examination. Also called histotome.

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