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Farrant mounting fluid

Pronunciation: far'ant

Definition: an aqueous solution containing gum arabic, arsenic trioxide, glycerol, and water; used in mounting histologic sections directly from water; some modifications involve addition of potassium acetate to bring the pH up to neutrality and substitution of other preservatives like cresol or thymol for arsenic trioxide.

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