microscope

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Etymology[edit]

From New Latin microscopium, from Ancient Greek μικρός (mikrós, small) + σκοπέω (skopéō, I look at).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: mīʹkrə-skōp'
  • Hyphenation: mi‧cro‧scope

Noun[edit]

microscope (plural microscopes)

  1. An optical instrument used for observing small objects.
  2. Any instrument for imaging very small objects (such as an electron microscope).

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