coverslip

noun
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, 14 Mar. 2018 At one time, coverslips, mirrors and lenses ruled the world of microscopy. Discover Magazine, 23 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of coverslip

1875, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of coverslip was in 1875

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“Coverslip.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coverslip. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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coverslip

noun
cov·​er·​slip | \ ˈkəv-ər-ˌslip How to pronounce coverslip (audio) \

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