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

Origin and Etymology of ultramicroscope

back-formation from ultramicroscopic


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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

ultramicroscopy

play \-mī-ˈkräs-kə-pē\ noun plural ultramicroscopies

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