[ UK /fˈɪksətˌɪv/ ]
[ US /ˈfɪksətɪv/ ]
  1. a compound (such as ethanol or formaldehyde) that fixes tissues and cells for microscopic study
  2. a varnish dissolved in alcohol and sprayed over pictures to prevent smudging
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How To Use fixative In A Sentence

  • The globe should be fixed in an adequate volume of fixative with at least a 10: 1 ratio of fixative volume to specimen volume recommended.
  • The top bid was $7,500 for the painting whose intensity and tactile quality are achieved with layers of charcoal, then fixative, then more layers, then sand-paper.
  • The retinas were postfixed for 30 minutes in the same fixative, washed and incubated in a solution containing 0. 02% NADPH-diaphorase and 0. 04% nitroblue tetrazolium PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles
  • Applying the fixatives before dyeing gives both fiber components of the fabric a positive charge.
  • Dr Rui Jiang, leading the research, said high levels of nitrites are used in cured meats such as bacon as preservatives, anti-bacterial agents and colour fixatives. Too Much Bacon is Bad for Lungs | Impact Lab
  • The art is delicately done on a textured paper and a fixative is applied before mounting.
  • Purpose : To search for an effective fixative solution for retina.
  • Half of the left uterine horn was fixed in Bouin's fixative, and processed routinely for immunohistochemistry.
  • For histopathological observation, interphalangeal joint of right hind paw was sliced and placed in fixative of 10% formaline.
  • Before squashing, the roots were washed in water to remove the fixative.
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