dissecting microscope

dis·​sect·​ing microscope | \ dī-ˈsek-tiŋ- How to pronounce dissecting microscope (audio) also di-, ˈdī-ˌsek- \

Definition of dissecting microscope

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

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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, "Researchers Discover a New Species of Shark in the Gulf of Mexico — and it Glows in the Dark!," 23 July 2019

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First Known Use of dissecting microscope

circa 1897, in the meaning defined above

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“Dissecting microscope.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dissecting%20microscope. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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Medical Definition of dissecting microscope

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

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