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celloidin

[ suh-loi-din ]
/ səˈlɔɪ dɪn /
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noun
a concentrated form of pyroxylin used to embed tissues for cutting and microscopic examination.
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Origin of celloidin

First recorded in 1880–85; cell(ulose) + -oid + -in2
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British Dictionary definitions for celloidin

celloidin
/ (səˈlɔɪdɪn) /

noun
a nitrocellulose compound derived from pyroxylin, used in a solution of alcohol and ether for embedding specimens before cutting sections for microscopy

Word Origin for celloidin

C20: from cellulose + -oid + -in
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