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serial section

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Definition of serial section in English:

noun

Biology
Each of a series of thin sections through tissue cut in successive parallel planes, especially for mounting on microscope slides.
Example sentences
  • The fixed material was embedded in celloidin; the subcutaneous tissue was cut in serial sections parallel to its broad surface.
  • In most cases, this was confirmed by the observation of the flagellar axoneme in additional serial sections.
  • For histologic assessment of infiltrating eosinophils into the lung tissue, serial sections were made and stained with phenol red.

Derivatives

serial sectioning

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noun
Example sentences
  • From a series of more than 600 myomas detected by serial sectioning of 100 hysterectomy specimens at 2-mm intervals 8 a group of 237 myomas measuring less than 1 cm was used to initiate this study.
  • On serial sectioning, a 7 cm in diameter, partially encapsulated, multiloculated, cystic and solid, tan-yellow mass containing approximately 30 mL of serosanguinous fluid was noted.
  • To determine the presence or absence of a ventral median septum, it is crucial to investigate carefully the lamellar shell layer in the apical areas of both young and adult forms, especially using the technique of serial sectioning.

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