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electron microscope

noun

Simple Definition of electron microscope

  • : a very powerful microscope that uses a beam of electrons to produce a large image of a very small object

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of electron microscope

  1. :  an electron-optical instrument in which a beam of electrons is used to produce an enlarged image of a minute object

electron microscopist noun
electron microscopy noun

1932

First Known Use of electron microscope

1932


Medical Dictionary

electron microscope

noun

Medical Definition of electron microscope

  1. :  an electron-optical instrument in which a beam of electrons is used to produce an enlarged image of a minute object

electron microscopist noun
electron microscopy noun



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