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Carnoy fixative

Pronunciation: kar-noy'

Definition: ethanol, chloroform, and acetic acid (6:3:1) or ethanol and acetic acid (3:1); an extremely rapid fixative used for glycogen preservation and as a nuclear fixative.

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