celloidin

celloidin
A solution of pyroxylin in ether and alcohol, used for embedding histologic specimens.

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cel·loi·din se-'lȯid-ən n a purified pyroxylin used chiefly in microscopy

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cel·loi·din (sə-loiґdin) a concentrated preparation of pyroxylin, employed in microscopy for embedding specimens for section cutting.

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  • celloidin — [sə loi′din] n. [ CELL + OID + IN1] a clear, concentrated, semisolid solution of pyroxylin used in microscopy for embedding specimens that are to be cut into thin cross sections …   English World dictionary

  • celloidin — noun a) A semisolid solution of pyroxylin in ether and alcohol. Used to embed specimens for microscopy before they are sectioned and placed on slides. b) A specimen embedded in celloidin. See Also: celloid, celluloid …   Wiktionary

  • celloidin section — a section cut by a microtome from tissue that has been embedded in celloidin …   Medical dictionary

  • celloidin — noun Etymology: cellulose + 1 oid + 1 in Date: 1883 a purified pyroxylin used chiefly in microscopy …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • celloidin — /seuh loy din/, n. a concentrated form of pyroxylin used to embed tissues for cutting and microscopic examination. [1880 85; CELL(ULOSE) + OID + IN2] * * * …   Universalium

  • celloidin — n. chemical compound that aids in microscopic examinations …   English contemporary dictionary

  • celloidin — cel·loi·din …   English syllables

  • celloidin — cel•loi•din [[t]səˈlɔɪ dɪn[/t]] n. lab a concentrated form of pyroxylin used to embed tissues for cutting and microscopic examination • Etymology: 1880–85; cell (ulose) + oid+ in I …   From formal English to slang

  • celloidin — (ˈ)se|lȯidən noun ( s) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary cell + oid + in; probably originally formed as German zelloidin : a purified form of pyroxylin obtained from collodion by precipitation and used chiefly in microscopy for… …   Useful english dictionary

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