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Pronunciation: kă-set′


  1. A plate, film, or tape holder for use in photography or radiography. A radiographic cassette contains two intensifying screens and a sheet of radiographic film.
  2. A perforated holder in which tissue blocks are placed for paraffin embedding.

[Fr., dim. of casse, box]

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