HyperDic: microscope

English > 1 sense of the word microscope:
NOUNartifactmicroscopemagnifier of the image of small objects
microscope > pronunciation
Rhymesallotrope ... tope: 34 rhymes with owp...
English > microscope: 1 sense > noun 1, artifact
Meaningmagnifier of the image of small objects.
Example"the invention of the microscope led to the discovery of the cell"
Partscamera lucidaAn optical device consisting of an attachment that enables an observer to view simultaneously the image and a drawing surface for sketching it
NarrowerangioscopeA modified microscope used to study capillary vessels
electron microscopeA microscope that is similar in purpose to a light microscope but achieves much greater resolving power by using a parallel beam of electrons to illuminate the object instead of a beam of light
light microscopemicroscope consisting of an optical instrument that magnifies the image of an object
BroadermagnifierA scientific instrument that magnifies an image
Adjectivesmicroscopic, microscopicalof or relating to or used in microscopy

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