Definition of postfix in English:


Line breaks: post|fix


Pronunciation: /pəʊs(t)ˈfɪks
[with object] Biology
Treat (a biological substance or specimen) with a second fixative: the cells were postfixed in cold osmium tetroxide
More example sentences
  • A portion of this specimen was postfixed in B - 5 fixative.
  • Cells were postfixed in 1% osmium tetroxide in 0.1 M cacodylate buffer for 50 min.
  • In some cases the cells were postfixed for 90 min in a solution of 1% osmium tetroxide in PBS.

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