Definition of Celloidin

1. Noun. (biology) A semisolid solution of pyroxylin in ether and alcohol. Used to embed specimens for microscopy before they are sectioned and placed on slides. ¹



2. Noun. A specimen embedded in celloidin. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Celloidin

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Medical Definition of Celloidin

1. A solution of pyroxylin in ether and alcohol, used for embedding histologic specimens. (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Celloidin

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1. A Text-book of Histology by Frederick Randolph Bailey (1906)
"The embedding substances most used are celloidin and paraffin. ... Thick celloidin—a 5-per-cent solution of celloidin in equal parts go-per-cent alcohol and ..."

2. Animal Micrology: Practical Exercises in Zoölogical Micro-technique by Michael Frederic Guyer (1917)
"Acid alcohol, until the celloidin which surrounds the object shows but ... As time permits, section other tissues by the celloidin method and stain as above ..."

3. A Text-book of Histology by Alexander A. Böhm, M. von Davidoff (1904)
"The tissues may be imbedded by pouring the thick celloidin, together with ... The surface of the celloidin hardens in about an hour (preliminary hardening), ..."

4. The Microscope: An Illustrated Monthly Designed to Popularize the Subject of (1892)
"It is then transferred to a thin syrupy solution of celloidin, made by dissolving celloidin in a mixture of equal parts of alcohol and ether. ..."

5. Clinical Rheumatology: A Problem-oriented Approach to Diagnosis and Management by Roland W. Moskowitz (1921)
"From the thin solution they should be placed in a thick celloidin solution ... The tissues may be kept in the celloidin solution indefinitely without injury ..."

6. An Introduction to the Study of the Comparative Anatomy of Animals: A by Gilbert Charles Bourne, Arthur Bolles Lee (1900)
"This method is specially intended for sections made under water, large celloidin sections amongst others. Methods for celloidin Section-x. 191. ..."

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