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Hanging drop slide

Definition
noun
(microscopy) A glass slide prepared by hanging drop technique to observe living and motile microscopic organism, e.g. a freely moving protozoon
Supplement
In hanging drop technique, a drop from a cell suspension, culture, or liquid specimen is placed to a cover slip inverted over a hollow slide.
Compared with wet mount, the hanging drop slide can be observed for longer period since it dries out less quickly.


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