cover glass


Definition of cover glass 

: a piece of very thin glass or plastic used to cover material on a microscope slide

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There's an air gap between the display and cover glass, and it's not laminated the way the Pro's display is. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, "2018 iPad review: Content creation with compromises," 6 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of cover glass

1881, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cover glass was in 1881

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cover glass

cov·​er glass | \ˈkəv-ər-ˌglas \

Medical Definition of cover glass 

: a piece of very thin glass or plastic used to cover material on a glass microscope slide

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