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Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: A thin slice of frozen biopsy tissue that is looked at under a microscope for a preliminary diagnosis. Although not 100 percent reliable, it is a quick way to prepare biopsy tissue so that it can be examined to see if cancer is present.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A frozen section is a technique to prepare tissue for microscopic examination. It involves freezing the tissue and cutting it in a block of ice. This way samples are ready within a few minutes. However, there are certain restrictions in making medical diagnosis based on frozen sections.
 

 

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