ultramicrotome

[ uhl-truh-mahy-kruh-tohm ]
/ ˌʌl trəˈmaɪ krəˌtoʊm /

noun Histology.

a microtome capable of producing very fine slices of tissue or cellular specimens for electron microscopic examination.

Nearby words

  1. ultramicrofiche,
  2. ultramicrometer,
  3. ultramicroscope,
  4. ultramicroscopic,
  5. ultramicroscopy,
  6. ultraminiature,
  7. ultraminiaturize,
  8. ultramodern,
  9. ultramontane,
  10. ultramontanism

Origin of ultramicrotome

First recorded in 1945–50; ultra- + microtome

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