ste·​reo·​mi·​cro·​scope | \ ˌster-ē-ō-ˈmī-krə-ˌskōp, ˌstir-\

Definition of stereomicroscope

: a microscope having a set of optics for each eye to make an object appear in three dimensions

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Other Words from stereomicroscope

stereomicroscopic \ ˌster-​ē-​ō-​ˌmī-​krə-​ˈskä-​pik , ˌstir-​ \ adjective
stereomicroscopically \ ˌster-​ē-​ō-​ˌmī-​krə-​ˈskä-​pi-​k(ə-​)lē , ˌstir-​ \ adverb

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A glimpse through a high-powered stereomicroscope at that ill-fated ant, however, has offered a few clues. Jason Bittel, National Geographic, "Devil Frog Vomits Up a New Ant Species," 23 Sep. 2016 To learn more about how female and males evolved, Gavin Svenson of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and colleagues measured the body sizes of over a hundred orchid mantises with a stereomicroscope in the lab. National Geographic, "Praying Mantis Looks Like a Flower—And Now We Know Why," 8 Dec. 2016

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First Known Use of stereomicroscope

1948, in the meaning defined above

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ste·​reo·​mi·​cro·​scope | \ ˌster-ē-ō-ˈmī-krə-ˌskōp \

Medical Definition of stereomicroscope

: a microscope having a set of optics for each eye to make an object appear in three dimensions

Other Words from stereomicroscope

stereomicroscopic \ -​ˌmī-​krə-​ˈskäp-​ik \ adjective
stereomicroscopically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē \ adverb

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