hand lens

noun

Definition of hand lens 

: a magnifying glass to be held in the hand

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Using a combination of powerful microscopes, hand lenses, and 3D reconstructions, the researchers looked for tell-tale signs of deliberate cutting on the cow skull. Roni Dengler, Science | AAAS, "Prehistoric humans may have practiced brain surgery on cows," 19 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of hand lens

1930, in the meaning defined above

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