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microscope

División en sílabas: mi·cro·scope
Pronunciación: /ˈmīkrəˌskōp
 
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Definición de microscope en inglés:

sustantivo

An optical instrument used for viewing very small objects, such as mineral samples or animal or plant cells, typically magnified several hundred times.
Example sentences
  • The paper shows that positrons can see defects better than either optical or electron beam microscopes.
  • In rapid succession the field ion microscope and the scanning tunnelling microscope soon joined these microscopes.
  • A biopsy allows scientists to look at a sample of your cells under a microscope and carry out tests on the tissue.

Origen

mid 17th century: from modern Latin microscopium (see micro-, -scope).

Frases

under the microscope

1
Under critical examination.
Example sentences
  • Each week a topical subject was put under the microscope and debated by way of historical writings.
  • The US battle plans have been widely leaked and put under the microscope by Western military analysts.
  • All current spending has to be put under the microscope, with a thorough examination across all spending heads.

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