simple microscope

simple microscope

noun
a microscope having a single lens.

Origin:
1720–30

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simple microscope
 
n
Compare compound microscope a microscope having a single lens; magnifying glass

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simple microscope n.
A microscope having one lens or lens system, such as a magnifying glass.

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