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compound microscope

noun
1.
an optical instrument for forming magnified images of small objects, consisting of an objective lens with a very short focal length and an eyepiece with a longer focal length, both lenses mounted in the same tube.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70
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  • All students should be able to use a compound microscope.
  • The oocysts are discernable only by use of a compound microscope.
  • These spinules must be viewed using a compound microscope.
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compound microscope

noun
1.
an instrument for magnifying small objects, consisting of a lens of short focal length for forming an image that is further magnified by a second lens of longer focal length Compare simple microscope
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compound microscope in Medicine

compound microscope n.
A microscope consisting of an objective and an eyepiece at opposite ends of an adjustable tube.

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