- a concentrated form of pyroxylin used to embed tissues for cutting and microscopic examination.
Origin of celloidin
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Pour some soft celloidin into a test tube; carefully revolve the test tube so that an even film of celloidin dries on the inside.
After a short time water begins to rise in the tube, having passed through the film of celloidin.
Various grades of celloidin, thick and thin, in wide-mouthed bottles.
Remove the solution of gelatine from the interior of the celloidin case with a pipette.
- a nitrocellulose compound derived from pyroxylin, used in a solution of alcohol and ether for embedding specimens before cutting sections for microscopy
C20: from cellulose + -oid + -in
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