Freezing microtome, London, England, 1883-1885
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The study of the structure of tissues by means of special staining techniques combined with light and electron microscopy.
Glossary: Valentin knife
used to cut slices of organs for microscopic examination
Glossary: freezing microtome
An instrument in which tissue is frozen using ice salt or ether before being sliced in order to be examined under a microscope.
An instrument used to cut thin sections of biological material so that they can be examined under a microscope.
A volatile liquid (resulting from the action of sulphuric acid upon alcohol) formerly used as an anaesthetic. Ether was usually inhaled.