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cover slip

noun
1.
Microscopy, cover glass.
Origin of cover slip
1850-1855
1850-55
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  • If the section be very delicate, the cover slip should be placed over it before it is moved to the proper slide.

    On Laboratory Arts Richard Threlfall
  • The thread is mounted beneath a cover slip, and a drop of the stained glycerine allowed to run in.

    On Laboratory Arts Richard Threlfall
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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