dissecting microscope


dis·​sect·​ing microscope dī-ˈsek-tiŋ- How to pronounce dissecting microscope (audio)
 also  di-,
: a low-magnification stereomicroscope used especially in examining or dissecting biological specimens

Examples of dissecting microscope in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Grace and the other researchers then spent years identifying the shark using CT scans, x-rays and a dissecting microscope. Helen Murphy, PEOPLE.com, 23 July 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1897, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dissecting microscope was circa 1897

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“Dissecting microscope.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dissecting%20microscope. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

dissecting microscope

: a low-magnification stereomicroscope used especially for examining or dissecting biological specimens
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