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Medical Term:

Newcomer fixative


Definition: a fixative containing isopropanol, propionic acid, and dioxane recommended as a substitute for Carnoy fixative in preservation of chromatin; also useful for fixing polysaccharides; small pieces of tissue must be used although excessive shrinkage may still occur.

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