hanging-drop preparation

hanging-drop preparation

[′haŋ·iŋ ‚dräp ‚prep·ə′rā·shən]
(microbiology)
A technique used in microscopy in which a specimen is placed in a drop of a suitable fluid on a cover slip and the cover slip is inverted over a concavity on a slide.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.