An instrument for making very thin sections for microscopic observations.

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  • microtome — [ mikrotom; mikrɔtɔm ] n. m. • 1891; de micro et tome ♦ Sc. Instrument qui sert à couper dans des tissus animaux ou végétaux des lames très minces afin de les observer au microscope. ● microtome nom masculin Instrument permettant de découper des… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Microtome — manuel Microtome électrique Un microtome …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Microtome — Mi cro*tome (m[imac] kr[ o]*t[=o]m), n. [Micro + Gr. te mnein to cut.] An instrument for making very thin sections for microscopical examination. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • microtome — microtome. См. микротом. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • microtome — [mī΄krōtōm΄] n. [ MICRO + TOME] any of various precision instruments for cutting thin sections, as of organic tissue, for study under the microscope …   English World dictionary

  • Microtome — A microtome used in microscopy. A microtome (from the Greek mikros, meaning small , and temnein, meaning to cut ) is a sectioning instrument that allows for the cutting of extremely thin slices of material, known as sections. Microtomes are an… …   Wikipedia

  • microtome — An instrument for making sections of biological tissue for examination under the microscope. SEE ALSO: ultramicrotome. SYN: histotome. * * * mi·cro·tome mī krə .tōm n an instrument for cutting sections (as of organic tissues) for microscopic… …   Medical dictionary

  • microtome — 1. noun A special instrument that produces very thin slices of plant and animal tissues, for later examination by light microscope or electron microscope. 2. verb To cut into sections using a microtome …   Wiktionary

  • microtome — n. an instrument for cutting extremely thin slices of material that can be examined under a microscope. The material is usually embedded in a suitable medium, such as paraffin wax. A common type of microtome is a steel knife …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • microtome — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1856 an instrument for cutting sections (as of biological tissues) for microscopic examination …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • microtome — n. [Gr. mikros, small; temnein, to cut] Instrument for cutting thin sections of tissues for microscopic examination …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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