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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: em-bed'

Definition: To surround a pathologic or histologic specimen with a firm and sometimes hard medium such as paraffin, wax, celloidin, or a resin, to make possible the cutting of thin sections for microscopic examination.

Synonym(s): imbed

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