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section (federal code)

A particularly numbered subpart of some federal law.The text of any federal law may be found by going to the Office of the Law Revision Counsel at uscode.house.gov and clicking on “Search the U.S. Code.” Laws written as, for example,“26 U.S.C. Section 121,”“26 U.S.C. §121,”or sometimes “U.S.C.A.”or “U.S.C.S.”consist of a “title”(26 in the example) and a “section”(121 in the example).Entering the appropriate title and section will bring up the text of the law. See also U.S.C.


section (of land)

A section is a specific area of land measuring 1 square mile. See public land survey system.

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Microscopic section from the periphery of the mass with remnant of adrenal cortical tissue (*) within fibrous capsule and focus of atypical epithelioid cells (**) (hematoxylin and eosin stain [H&E] x100).
White blood cell infiltrates were present in every microscopic section; however, because blast morphology is not well demonstrated in tissue sections, limited microscopic sections may have been interpreted in isolation as resulting from infection or autoimmune disease.
The figure on the left shows a microscopic section of a rat liver that was treated with a chemical toxin for eight weeks, which induced liver fibrosis, and then given a placebo for four weeks.
Microscopic sections showed a malignant spindle-cell neoplasm that was highly cellular and displayed adjacent areas of decreased cellularity, foci of myxoid/ cystic change, patchy stromal stellate hyalinization, occasional mitoses, and scattered areas of necrosis (figure 3).

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