cov·​er·​slip | \ ˈkə-vər-ˌslip How to pronounce coverslip (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web Finally, the technician would mount a thin glass coverslip over the slides to protect the sections. Lynne Parenti, Smithsonian, "How the Smithsonian’s Coelacanth Lost Its Brain and Got It Back Again," 14 Mar. 2018 At one time, coverslips, mirrors and lenses ruled the world of microscopy. Discover Magazine, "Imaging the Imperceptible," 23 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of coverslip

1875, in the meaning defined above

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“Coverslip.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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