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

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Other Words from electron microscope

electron microscopist noun
electron microscopy noun

Examples of electron microscope in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Those discoveries birthed the electron microscope and fuzzy pictures, or micrographs, of the virosphere. Laura Mallonee, Wired, "How the Coronavirus Got Its Close-Up, Thanks to Electrons," 19 May 2020 The high-resolution image below, captured by Elizabeth Fischer, the head of Rocky Mountain Laboratory’s (RML's) Electron Microscopy Unit, was taken with a classic scanning electron microscope. Fox News, "'Devastatingly' effective coronavirus captured in image of cell," 30 Apr. 2020 Inside a nondescript gray steel industrial facility in Redondo Beach, the nation’s largest scientific effort is trying to overcome a virus so tiny that only electron microscopes can see it. Los Angeles Times, "This telescope could help us explore the heavens, but it’s stuck in coronavirus limbo," 2 Apr. 2020 Researchers carved the tiniest gingerbread house ever made with a gallium ion beam and an electron microscope. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "Just the Tiniest Li'l Gingerbread House in the World," 20 Dec. 2019 This transmission electron microscope image shows the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Lyndsay Winkley, Los Angeles Times, "San Diego County announces 15 new deaths from the coronavirus, the highest one-day total yet," 21 Apr. 2020 The novel coronavirus seen under an electron microscope. Los Angeles Times, "Coronavirus patients can benefit from blood of the recovered, new study shows," 6 Apr. 2020 This transmission electron microscope image is of an isolate from a U.S. Covid-19 patient. TheWeek, "Closing in on the new coronavirus," 28 Mar. 2020 The researchers used a new imaging technique called cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM), which involves cryogenically freezing a sample before looking at it with an electron microscope. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "Scientists Get Their First Look at the Enzyme That Could Help Battle Aging," 27 Apr. 2018

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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 29 May. 2020.

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electron microscope

noun

English Language Learners Definition of electron microscope

technical : a very powerful microscope that uses a beam of electrons to produce a large image of a very small object

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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