Microscope

Definition of Microscope

Mi´cro`scope
n.1.An optical instrument, consisting of a lens, or combination of lenses, for making an enlarged image of an object which is too minute to be viewed by the naked eye.
Compound microscope
an instrument consisting of a combination of lenses such that the image formed by the lens or set of lenses nearest the object (called the objective) is magnified by another lens called the ocular or eyepiece.
Oxyhydrogen microscope
See under Oxyhydrogen, and Solar.
Simple microscope
a single convex lens used to magnify objects placed in its focus.

Related Words

angioscope, camera lucida, electron microscope, light microscope, magnifier
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