microscope microscope  /ˈmaɪ krə ˌskoʊp/


  • (n) magnifier of the image of small objects

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  1. Few tools have proved more valuable to research scientists than the scanning electron microscope.
  2. The surgeon looks through a microscope at the middle ear.
  3. It consists of a few dozen cells that together are too small to be seen without a microscope.


  1. Family Of Odin Lloyd Says His Murder Is A Mystery

    While Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is under a microscope, relatives of the homicide victim he's tied to are getting frustrated.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: CBS Boston

  2. Dangerous strains of E. coli may linger in water

    The protist Tetrahymena hunts E. coli in this photo illustration, which features a microscope image of Tetrahymena (left). A new study finds that Shiga toxin may help E. coli survive in the face of such predation.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: UB Reporter

  3. New MERS virus spreads easily, deadlier than SARS

    This undated electron microscope image made availalbe by the National Institute of Allergy and Infections Diseases - Rocky Mountain Laboratories shows novel coronavirus particles, also known as the MERS virus, colorized in yellow.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Washington Examiner

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