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microscope British & World English

An optical instrument used for viewing very small objects, such as mineral samples or animal or plant cells, typically magnified several hundred times

optical microscope British & World English

A microscope using visible light, typically viewed directly by the eye

electron microscope British & World English

A microscope with high magnification and resolution, employing electron beams in place of light and using electron lenses

X-ray microscope British & World English

An instrument that uses X-rays to produce a magnified image

under the microscope British & World English

Being subjected to critical examination or analysis

scanning electron microscope British & World English

An electron microscope in which the surface of a specimen is scanned by a beam of electrons that are reflected to form an image

scanning tunnelling microscope British & World English

A high-resolution microscope using neither light nor an electron beam, but with an ultra-fine tip able to reveal atomic and molecular details of surfaces

transmission electron microscope British & World English

A form of electron microscope in which an image is derived from electrons which have passed through the specimen, in particular one in which the whole image is formed at once rather than by scanning

under the microscope in microscope British & World English

Being subjected to critical examination or analysis

slide British & World English

A rectangular piece of glass on which an object is mounted or placed for examination under a microscope

stereomicroscope British & World English

A binocular microscope that gives a relatively low-power stereoscopic view of the subject

microscope English-Spanish

microscopio masculine

electron microscope English-Spanish

microscopio masculine electrónico