light microscope

/laɪt ˌmaɪkrəˈskoʊp/

Other forms: light microscopes

Definitions of light microscope
  1. noun
    microscope consisting of an optical instrument that magnifies the image of an object
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    binocular microscope
    a light microscope adapted to the use of both eyes
    compound microscope
    light microscope that has two converging lens systems: the objective and the eyepiece
    hand glass, magnifying glass, simple microscope
    light microscope consisting of a single convex lens that is used to produce an enlarged image
    dark-field microscope, ultramicroscope
    light microscope that uses scattered light to show particles too small to see with ordinary microscopes
    jeweler's loupe, loupe
    small magnifying glass (usually set in an eyepiece) used by jewelers and horologists
    operating microscope
    binocular microscope used in surgery to provide a clear view of small and inaccessible parts of the body (as in microsurgery)
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    magnifier of the image of small objects
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