TITLE

microdissection

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1357
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the term "microdissection" is presented. It refers to dissection with the aid of a microscope, especially by utilization of a micromanipulator. Laser capture microdissection is the collection of selected cell groups from tissue sections for analysis, in exchange of morphological or genetic characteristics. The term microdissection originated from the Greek words "mikros," meaning small, and Latin word "dissectio," meaning a cutting part.
ACCESSION #
21235912

 

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