electron microscope

noun

Definition of electron microscope

: an electron-optical instrument in which a beam of electrons is used to produce an enlarged image of a minute object

Other Words from electron microscope

electron microscopist noun
electron microscopy noun

Examples of electron microscope in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This 2003 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a monkeypox virion, obtained from a sample associated with the 2003 prairie dog outbreak. Maria Cheng, BostonGlobe.com, 23 May 2022 Although the 1918 pandemic did help spur a new field of virology, that research advanced slowly until the electron microscope arrived in the early 1930s. Jennifer Couzin-frankel, Science | AAAS, 13 July 2021 Enlarge / Scanning electron microscope image of the tomb mortar. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 1 Jan. 2022 Eventually, Burkitt sent samples of the tumor cells to Middlesex Hospital Medical School in London, where Michael Anthony Epstein, a pathologist, and his colleagues Yvonne Barr and Bert Achong examined them through an electron microscope. New York Times, 23 Feb. 2022 It is composed of millions of closely packed rods of calcium phosphate, which are only visible through an electron microscope. Joanna Thompson, Scientific American, 4 Feb. 2022 Zeloof fixes up obsolete equipment bought online, including an electron microscope, to make his chips. Tom Simonite, Wired, 20 Jan. 2022 Under an electron microscope, the surface of a metalens looks like a plush carpet. Christopher Mims, WSJ, 22 Jan. 2022 Within a few years, the team — which now included Andrew Ward, an expert, at the Scripps Research Institute, in freezing proteins to hold them still under an electron microscope — had published intricate images of the HKU1 spike in Nature. New York Times, 15 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of electron microscope

1932, in the meaning defined above

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“Electron microscope.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electron%20microscope. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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electron microscope

noun

Medical Definition of electron microscope

: an electron-optical instrument in which a beam of electrons is used to produce an enlarged image of a minute object

Other Words from electron microscope

electron microscopist noun
electron microscopy noun

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