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microscopy

[mahy-kros-kuh-pee, mahy-kruh-skoh-pee] /maɪˈkrɒs kə pi, ˈmaɪ krəˌskoʊ pi/
noun
1.
the use of the microscope.
2.
microscopic investigation.
Origin of microscopy
1655-1665
1655-65; microscope + -y3
Related forms
microscopist
[mahy-kros-kuh-pist, mahy-kruh-skoh-pist] /maɪˈkrɒs kə pɪst, ˌmaɪ krəˈskoʊ pɪst/ (Show IPA),
noun
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Examples from the Web for microscopy
Historical Examples
  • His specialism in microscopy I trusted might give valuable results in a field not hitherto investigated in the North.

    The North Pole Robert E. Peary
  • I have never been able to find a description or engraving of it in any work on microscopy.

    Through a Microscope Samuel Wells
  • This salt is also used in microscopy to assist in fixing glass covers on glass slides.

    Practical Taxidermy Montagu Browne
  • He "went in" for microscopy in the unphilosophical Victorian manner as his "hobby."

    Ann Veronica H. G. Wells
  • Osmium tetroxide (OsO4) is a very volatile liquid and is used under the name of osmic acid as a stain for sections in microscopy.

  • They make excellent laboratory stands for elementary courses in microscopy.

  • Rick's interest in microscopy had begun with Barby's present of a complete microscope set.

    The Blue Ghost Mystery Harold Leland Goodwin
  • Being a freshman, I was to get in the way of lectures only anatomy, physiology, microscopy and osteology.

    Confessions of a Neurasthenic William Taylor Marrs
  • We classify, as in microscopy it is necessary to make sections for ease of examination.

  • Two of these plates are given here, which, even in this age of microscopy, are both interesting and instructive.

British Dictionary definitions for microscopy

microscopy

/maɪˈkrɒskəpɪ/
noun
1.
the study, design, and manufacture of microscopes
2.
investigation by use of a microscope
Derived Forms
microscopist (maɪˈkrɒskəpɪst) noun
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Word Origin and History for microscopy
n.

1660s, from microscope + -y (1).

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microscopy in Medicine

microscopy mi·cros·co·py (mī-krŏs'kə-pē)
n.

  1. The study of microscopes.

  2. The use of microscopes.

  3. Investigation by means of a microscope.

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