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clinical micortome
A clinical microtome
A microtome is a device used to prepare thin sections for viewing with a microscope. The specimen is embedded in a block of wax, then placed in the microtome. Turning a handle raises and lowers the block against a blade. At the top of its rise the block is advanced by a micrometer screw, which controls the thickness of the section cut on the descent.

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