X-ray microscope

noun

Medical Definition of X-ray microscope

: an instrument in which X-ray diffraction patterns of crystals are translated into pictures showing the relative positions of the atoms in a crystal as if in a photomicrograph of very high magnification

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“X-ray microscope.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/X-ray%20microscope. Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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