celloidin

celloidin

[suh-loi-din]
noun
a concentrated form of pyroxylin used to embed tissues for cutting and microscopic examination.

Origin:
1880–85; cell(ulose) + -oid + -in2

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celloidin (səˈlɔɪdɪn)
 
n
a nitrocellulose compound derived from pyroxylin, used in a solution of alcohol and ether for embedding specimens before cutting sections for microscopy
 
[C20: from cellulose + -oid + -in]

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