light microscope

light microscope
noun
microscope consisting of an optical instrument that magnifies the image of an object
Hypernyms: ↑microscope
Hyponyms:
Part Meronyms: ↑eyepiece, ↑ocular

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microscope (def. 1).
[1940-45]

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light microscope,
an ordinary microscope, using light, as distinguished from an electron microscope, a field-ion microscope, and the like: »

When platelets are seen in a stained blood smear under the light microscope, they look grainy, and the electron microscope reveals a variety of well-defined organelles (Scientific American).


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