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Descriptor English: Microtomy
Descriptor Spanish: Microtomía
Descriptor Portuguese: Microtomia
Descriptor French: Microtomie
Entry term(s): Sectioning, Thin
Sectionings, Thin
Thin Sectioning
Thin Sectionings
Ultramicrotomy
Tree number(s): E01.370.225.500.620.530
E01.370.225.750.600.530
E05.200.500.620.530
E05.200.750.600.530
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008867
Scope note: The technique of using a microtome to cut thin or ultrathin sections of tissues embedded in a supporting substance. The microtome is an instrument that hold a steel, glass or diamond knife in clamps at an angle to the blocks of prepared tissues, which it cuts in sections of equal thickness.
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
EC economics
ES ethics
HI history
IS instrumentation
MT methods
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
VE veterinary
DeCS ID: 9055
Unique ID: D008867
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2011/06/24
Microtomy - Preferred
Concept UI M0013827
Scope note The technique of using a microtome to cut thin or ultrathin sections of tissues embedded in a supporting substance. The microtome is an instrument that hold a steel, glass or diamond knife in clamps at an angle to the blocks of prepared tissues, which it cuts in sections of equal thickness.
Preferred term Microtomy
Entry term(s) Sectioning, Thin
Sectionings, Thin
Thin Sectioning
Thin Sectionings
Ultramicrotomy - Narrower
Concept UI M0013828
Preferred term Ultramicrotomy



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