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cover slip

noun
1.
Microscopy, cover glass.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55
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  • Text is printed on loose-leaf pages and shipped to you with a cover slip, spine label, and tabs.
  • One function of a cover slip is to slow evaporation from the surface of the slide being examined.
British Dictionary definitions for cover slip

cover slip

noun
1.
a very thin piece of glass placed over a specimen on a glass slide that is to be examined under a microscope
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