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Treat (a biological substance or specimen) with a second fixative:‘the cells were postfixed in cold osmium tetroxide’
- ‘The tissue was subsequently postfixed in osmium tetroxide and embedded in epoxy resin.’
- ‘Cells were postfixed in 1% osmium tetroxide in 0.1 M cacodylate buffer for 50 min.’
- ‘A portion of this specimen was postfixed in B - 5 fixative.’
- ‘The cells in these images were postfixed with osmium tetroxide.’
- ‘In some cases the cells were postfixed for 90 min in a solution of 1% osmium tetroxide in PBS.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.