Entry from British & World English dictionary
A substance used to mount photographs, microscope specimens, etc.
- 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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