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

Definition of coverslip in English:


A small, thin piece of glass used to cover and protect a specimen on a microscope slide.
Example sentences
  • 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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