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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
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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  • So he taught her electron microscopy, and she joined him in his lab.
  • He adds that high-resolution microscopy is likely a more feasible application in the near term.
  • Eventually, microscopy enabled scientists to identify lichens as composites of mutually beneficial fungi and algae.
  • Techniques including electron microscopy offer high resolution but require killing cells.
  • Transmission electron microscopy, another diffraction-based tool, is often used to provide images of imperfections in crystals.
  • Direct microscopy of stool is not recommended as it is unreliable.
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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