Definition of coverslip in English:


Syllabification: cov·er·slip
Pronunciation: /ˈkəvərˌslip
(also cover slip)


  • A small, thin piece of glass used to cover and protect a specimen on a microscope slide.
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    • Flow cells were fabricated by assembling two glass coverslips separated by a thin layer of parafilm.
    • For the experiments, cells were grown on glass coverslips for several days.
    • For fluorescence microscopy cells were grown on glass coverslips as described above.

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