stereomicroscope

noun

ste·​reo·​mi·​cro·​scope ˌster-ē-ō-ˈmī-krə-ˌskōp How to pronounce stereomicroscope (audio)
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: a microscope having a set of optics for each eye to make an object appear in three dimensions
stereomicroscopic adjective
stereomicroscopically adverb

Examples of stereomicroscope in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Live third-stage larval form of O. robertsi (80 mm long, 1 mm diameter) under stereomicroscope (original magnification ×10). Beth Mole, Ars Technica, 28 Aug. 2023 Spring Branch Academic Institute - The biology/science classroom will add two digital stereomicroscopes and an advanced compound microscope to its lab. Houston Chronicle, 7 June 2019 A glimpse through a high-powered stereomicroscope at that ill-fated ant, however, has offered a few clues. Jason Bittel, National Geographic, 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, 8 Dec. 2016

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Word History

First Known Use

1948, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of stereomicroscope was in 1948

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“Stereomicroscope.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stereomicroscope. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

stereomicroscope

noun
ste·​reo·​mi·​cro·​scope ˌster-ē-ō-ˈmī-krə-ˌskōp How to pronounce stereomicroscope (audio)
: a microscope having a set of optics for each eye to make an object appear in three dimensions
stereomicroscopic adjective
stereomicroscopically adverb
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