ultramicroscope

noun
ul·​tra·​mi·​cro·​scope | \ ˌəl-trə-ˈmī-krə-ˌskōp \

Definition of ultramicroscope 

: an apparatus for making visible by scattered light particles too small to be perceived by an ordinary microscope

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By adding an additional lens, Saghafi was able to create an ultramicroscope with a focal point that can change. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "These Glowing Fruit Fly Heads Can Help Us Understand the Human Brain," 26 Nov. 2018 With ultramicroscopes, the tissue is illuminated with a laser beam that penetrates tissue and lights up certain molecules that lie exactly in that plane. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "These Glowing Fruit Fly Heads Can Help Us Understand the Human Brain," 26 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of ultramicroscope

1906, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ultramicroscope

back-formation from ultramicroscopic

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The first known use of ultramicroscope was in 1906

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ultramicroscope

noun
ul·​tra·​mi·​cro·​scope | \ ˌəl-trə-ˈmī-krə-ˌskōp \

Medical Definition of ultramicroscope 

: an apparatus for making visible by scattered light particles too small to be perceived by the ordinary microscope

called also dark-field microscope

Other Words from ultramicroscope

ultramicroscopy \ -​mī-​ˈkräs-​kə-​pē \ noun, plural ultramicroscopies

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