Definition of dewax in English:

dewax

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • Remove wax from.

    ‘linoleum needs to be dewaxed using a strong solvent’
    • ‘Before immunostaining, the slides were dewaxed and endogenous peroxidase activity was blocked with 0.45% hydrogen peroxide in 99% ethanol for 15 minutes.’
    • ‘Sections were dewaxed in xylene and hydrated in ethanol.’
    • ‘For M30 immunostaining, sections were cut, dewaxed, and hydrated as described herein.’
    • ‘Paraffin sections were dewaxed in xylene, rehydrated through a series of graded alcohols, placed in 10mM citrate buffer, and submitted to heat retrieval using a vapor lock for 40 minutes.’
    • ‘Briefly, the sections were dewaxed and then placed in 30% hydrogen peroxide solution to block endogenous peroxidase.’
    • ‘To determine the net orientation of the cellulose wall microfibrils the longitudinal sections were dewaxed, mounted in DPX and examined under polarized light.’
    • ‘Tissue sections were cut at 5 m, dewaxed, and hydrated in xylene and ethanol before antigen retrieval.’
    • ‘After dewaxing in xylene and ethanol, the tissue was fixed in 2.5% glutaraldehyde followed by 1% osmium tetroxide.’
    • ‘Slides were dewaxed, then incubated for 30 min in proteinase K at 37°C.’
    • ‘Next, the sections were dewaxed and rehydrated, and then antigen retrieval was performed by microwaving slides in citrate buffer at pH 6.0.’
    • ‘For DNA extraction, three 10 m sections were cut from paraffin blocks, dewaxed and dried in a vacuum.’
    • ‘For immunostaining, the sections were mounted on sialinated slides, dewaxed, and hydrated.’
    • ‘Paraffin tissue sections were placed on silane-coated slides, dewaxed, digested with proteinase K, and then hybridized to digoxigenin-labeled riboprobes.’
    • ‘Sections from selected formalin-fixed and paraffin-embedded tissue blocks were placed on coated slides, dewaxed and rehydrated routinely, and then washed in TdT buffer.’
    • ‘Slides were then dewaxed and blocked with endogenous peroxidase.’
    • ‘Two sections of each specimen were dewaxed in xylene for 10 minutes and rinsed thoroughly in absolute ethanol twice.’
    • ‘Fifty-micrometer sections of paraffin-embedded, 10% neutral buffered formalin fixed tissues were dewaxed and rehydrated, and a whole nuclei prep was made by digesting with trypsin.’
    • ‘Genomic DNA was extracted by dewaxing with xylene, proteinase K digestion, and phenol/chloroform extraction.’
    • ‘These sections were then dewaxed in xylene and rehydrated in graded ethanols.’
    • ‘Five-micrometer sections of paraffinembedded tissues were dewaxed, and antigen was retrieved by microwaving in 0.1M Tris buffer containing 0.15M sodium chloride and 0.1M potassium chloride at pH 7.4.’

Pronunciation:

dewax

/diːˈwaks/