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An instrument that cuts ultrathin sections (50–100 nanometers thick) of plastic embedded tissues using knives made from polished diamonds or from triangles of broken plate glass. See Chronology, 1950, Latta and Hartmann; 1953, Porter-Blum and Sjöstrand; knife breaker.

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