What does ultramicrotome mean?

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  1. A microtome that cuts extremely thin slices of tissue, especially for use in electron microscopy.
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Cross-sections were cut using an ultramicrotome and stained with safranin and light green.
Specimens were thick sectioned for the presence of the archegonia and thin-sectioned with a diamond knife on an Ultracut-E ultramicrotome.
Blocks with specific areas were then chosen and sectioned with glass knives on a KBV ultramicrotome.
Thin sections were cut with an ultramicrotome and diamond knife and stained with lead citrate.
Samples for transmission electron microscope analysis were prepared by cryocutting using an ultramicrotome prior to analysis.
Afterwards, the blocks were shaped as trapezes, having 1 mm on each side and then sliced into sections using an ultramicrotome.

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