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- enPR: mīʹkrə-skōp'
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈmaɪ.kɹəˌskəʊp/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈmaɪ.kɹəˌskoʊp/
Audio (Southern England) (file)
- Hyphenation: mi‧cro‧scope
microscope (plural microscopes)
- An optical instrument used for observing small objects.
- 1837, The Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal, volume 23, page 222:
- That he might ascertain whether any of the cloths of ancient Egypt were made of hemp, M. Dutrochet has examined with the microscope the weavable filaments of this last vegetable.
- Any instrument for imaging very small objects (such as an electron microscope).
- atomic force microscope
- compound microscope
- cryo-transmission electron microscope
- dissecting microscope
- electron microscope
- epifluorescence microscope
- field emission microscope
- fluorescence microscope
- interference microscope
- light microscope
- microscope slide
- monochromated scanning transmission electron microscope
- optical microscope
- petrographic microscope
- phase contrast microscope
- reflecting microscope
- scanning electron microscope
- scanning transmission electron microscope
- scanning tunneling microscope
- simple microscope
- solar microscope
- stereo microscope
- stimulated emission depletion microscope
- transmission electron microscope
- under the microscope
- X-ray microscope
an optical instrument
- To examine with a microscope, to put under a microscope (literally or figuratively).
- Synonym: microscopize
- 1897, The Clinical Journal, page 200:
- It has a strong germicidal action, as can be verified by staining and microscoping the pus, the characteristic micro-organisms disappearing rapidly under its use.
- 2012, E.J. Zingg, D.M.A. Wallace, Bladder Cancer, Springer Science & Business Media, →ISBN, page 79:
- Wright (1959), using the standard and less laborious technique of microscoping the centrifuged deposit of a sample of urine, found that 21.6% of males attending life insurance examinations had more than 10 red blood cells per high power field (rbc/hpf).
microscope m (plural microscopes)