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Flemming fixative

Pronunciation: flem'ing

Definition: a mixture of chromic acid, osmic acid, and acetic acid that makes an excellent cytoplasmic and chromosomal fixative, especially when acetic acid is omitted; disadvantages are that it penetrates poorly, requires lengthy washing, and deterioriates rapidly.

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