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celloidin

[suh-loi-din] /səˈlɔɪ dɪn/
noun
1.
a concentrated form of pyroxylin used to embed tissues for cutting and microscopic examination.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; cell(ulose) + -oid + -in2
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celloidin

/səˈlɔɪdɪn/
noun
1.
a nitrocellulose compound derived from pyroxylin, used in a solution of alcohol and ether for embedding specimens before cutting sections for microscopy
Word Origin
C20: from cellulose + -oid + -in
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