Definition of Paraplast in English:

Paraplast

noun

Histology
  • A trademark for: a mixture of paraffins and plastic polymers used as an embedding medium for biological samples, especially for examination under the microscope.

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in The Official Gazette. From para- + -plast.

Pronunciation

Paraplast

/ˈparəplɑːst//ˈparəplast/