Definition of Canada balsam in English:

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Canada balsam


A yellowish resin obtained from the balsam fir and used for mounting preparations on microscope slides.
Example sentences
  • A cover slip was mounted over the preparations using Canada balsam.
  • A thin section is a slice of rock 30 micrometres thick affixed to a glass plate or slide with a resin called Canada balsam.
  • Wings were dissected from adult flies, mounted in methylsalicylate and Canada balsam, and examined by brightfield microscopy with a Nikon Eclipse E800 microscope equipped with a x4 objective.

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Syllabification: Can·a·da bal·sam

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