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Definition / general
- Distinctive appearance is due to evaporation of xylene before cover slipping with deposition of air on superficial squamous cells
- More common on conventional than liquid based preparations
- It can be reversed by returning the slides through xylene and alcohol to water then restaining and recoverslipping
- Also called "brown artifact," cornflaking