coverslip

noun

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

Examples of coverslip in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The smartphone’s camera then snaps a picture of the coverslip through its lenses and filters. Katherine Kornei, Discover Magazine, 30 Sep. 2015 Per Popular Science, the team then covered the opening with a small piece of glass called a coverslip. Elizabeth Gamillo, Smithsonian Magazine, 9 Dec. 2021 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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Word History

First Known Use

1875, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 17 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

coverslip

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

Medical Definition

coverslip

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