noun Date: 1914 dissection under the microscope; specifically dissection of cells and tissues by means of fine needles that are precisely manipulated by levers

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  • microdissection — [ mikrodisɛksjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1931; de micro et dissection; cf. angl. microdissection (1915) ♦ Sc. Micromanipulation qui consiste à disséquer des organismes microscopiques, des cellules vivantes. ⇒ microchirurgie. ● microdissection nom féminin… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Microdissection — Intervention MeSH D042282 Microdissection refers to a variety of techniques where a microscope is used to assist in dissection. Different kinds of techniques involve microdissection …   Wikipedia

  • microdissection — “+ noun Etymology: micr + dissection : dissection under the microscope; specifically : dissection of cells or tissues by means of fine needles operated through a precise system of levers * * * /muy kroh di sek sheuhn/, n. dissection performed… …   Useful english dictionary

  • microdissection — /muy kroh di sek sheuhn/, n. dissection performed under a microscope. [1910 15; MICRO + DISSECTION] * * * …   Universalium

  • microdissection — noun A dissection using a microscope and very fine instruments …   Wiktionary

  • microdissection — Dissection of tissues under a microscope or magnifying glass, usually done by teasing the tissues apart by means of needles. * * * mi·cro·dis·sec·tion .mī krō dis ek shən, dī sek n dissection under the microscope specif dissection of cells and… …   Medical dictionary

  • microdissection — maɪkrəʊdɪ sekʃn , daɪ n. dissection under a microscope (Biology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • microdissection — mi·cro·dissection …   English syllables

  • microdissection — n. the process of dissecting minute structures under the microscope. Miniature surgical instruments, such as knives made of glass, are manipulated by means of geared connections that reduce the relatively coarse movements of the operator s… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Laser capture microdissection — (LCM) is a method for isolating pure cells of interest from specific microscopic regions of tissue sections.cite journal |author=Emmert Buck MR, Bonner RF, Smith PD, Chuaqui RF, Zhuang Z, Goldstein SR, Weiss RA, Liotta LA |title=Laser capture… …   Wikipedia

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