The cutting of ultrathin sections for electron microscopy by use of an ultramicrotome.

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  • ultramicrotomy — noun see ultramicrotome * * * ultramicrotomy / otˈə mi/ noun • • • Main Entry: ↑ultramicrotome …   Useful english dictionary

  • ultramicrotomy — noun see ultramicrotome …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • ultramicrotomy — ul·tra·microtomy …   English syllables

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  • 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

  • ultramicrotome — noun Date: 1946 a microtome for cutting extremely thin sections for electron microscopy • ultramicrotomy noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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