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atomic force microscope

noun

Medical Definition of ATOMIC FORCE MICROSCOPE

:  an instrument used for mapping the atomic-scale topography of a surface by means of the repulsive electronic forces between the surface and the tip of a microscopic probe moving above the surface—abbreviation AFM

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July 04, 2015
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