Definition of mountant in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmaʊnt(ə)nt/

Entry from British & World English dictionary


A substance used to mount photographs, microscope specimens, etc.
Example sentences
  • Sections were soaked in these solutions at room temperature for 10 minutes and then rinsed in water before being mounted on microscope slides using a glycerol/gelatin mountant.
  • After dehydration through graded alcohol and clearing with xylene, slides were mounted with DPX permanent mountant.
  • Larval cuticles were prepared in Hoyer's mountant as described by VAN DER MEER 1977.


Late 19th century: from mount1, on the pattern of French montant 'mounting'.

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