wet mount

wet mount
wet mount n a glass slide holding a specimen suspended in a drop of liquid (as water) for microscopic examination also a specimen mounted in this way
wet-mount adj

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a temporary preparation in which a fluid specimen or suspension of a specimen is placed on a slide for microscopic examination and covered with a coverslip to keep it moist instead of being dehydrated and imbedded in a permanent mounting medium.

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