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Microtomy MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Microtomy
Tree Number(s)
E01.370.225.500.620.530
E01.370.225.750.600.530
E05.200.500.620.530
E05.200.750.600.530
Unique ID
D008867
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008867
Scope Note
The technique of using a microtome to cut thin or ultrathin sections of tissues embedded in a supporting substance. The microtome is an instrument that hold a steel, glass or diamond knife in clamps at an angle to the blocks of prepared tissues, which it cuts in sections of equal thickness.
Entry Term(s)
Thin Sectioning
Ultramicrotomy
NLM Classification #
QY 95
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2011/06/24
Microtomy Preferred
Ultramicrotomy Narrower
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