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to surround a pathological or histological specimen with a firm and sometimes hard medium such as paraffin, wax, celloidin, or a resin, in order to make possible the cutting of thin sections for microscopic examination.

Synonym: imbed. Fix or set securely or deeply; He planted a knee in the back of his opponent; The dentist implanted a tooth in the gum.