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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
microscope
noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
electron microscope
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
binocular
▪ Manipulate the oviducts in a plastic Petri dish or glass cavity block on the heated stage of a binocular directing microscope.
▪ With the aid of a zoom binocular microscope, small-scale sedimentary structures, such as graded bedding, can be viewed.
dissecting
▪ Intact and straight crypts fixed in 70% ethanol were easily selected under a dissecting microscope.
▪ Here a standard dissecting microscope is more suitable.
▪ Primitive streak stage embryos can also be manipulated using a dissecting microscope but the lower resolution makes such manipulations less precise.
light
▪ Specialist image analysis equipment for light and electron microscope images also require interfacing with powerful computers.
▪ Even so, chromosomes are themselves long and thin and are not normally visible in the light microscope.
▪ Conventional sperm screening involves looking at semen samples using a light microscope.
▪ Many cements can be clearly recognized using a combined transmitted-reflected light petrological microscope.
▪ These biopsies were later investigated in a light microscope to confirm a normal mucosa.
▪ Cryostat sections about 5 µm thick were prepared and stained with methyl green for examination under a light microscope.
optical
▪ However, the dimensions of the smallest circuit-parts will soon have shrunk beyond the limit that optical microscopes can resolve.
▪ The most frequently prescribed optical aids are microscopes and telescopes with a power of magnification ranging from 1× to 20×.
▪ To be seen clearly under an optical microscope, cell tissues often have to be stained to increase contrast.
▪ In his own private laboratory, he worked with ultraviolet radiation at the ultimate resolution of the optical microscope.
▪ Indeed, the acoustic microscope complements well the capabilities of optical and electron microscopes, offering important advantages in certain areas.
powerful
▪ You need a very powerful microscope if you are to see the fundamental crystal structure of our environment.
▪ It shows itself only to the most powerful of microscopes as a speck, one-fiftieth of a strand of fine hair.
▪ At the other end of the scale, Dall holds the record for the most powerful single-lens microscopes.
▪ On the outside, it is a work of robotics and computers, of dizzyingly powerful microscopes and cell manipulation machinery.
scanning
▪ The school's equipment includes a scanning electron microscope.
■ NOUN
electron
▪ Mike Stewart's morphological methods, however, could go beyond those of light microscopy to that of the electron microscope.
▪ Although small, these single crystals can be studied using an electron microscope.
▪ Before a virus particle is prepared for the electron microscope it must be made static.
▪ When the sheet is examined in the electron microscope filaments are seen to be localized at the upper surface.
▪ Richman then took the tissues to an electron microscope, which offers powers of magnification great enough to see viruses themselves.
▪ Specialist image analysis equipment for light and electron microscope images also require interfacing with powerful computers.
▪ Then came that great morning when the newly made electron microscope had been used on polio slides.
slide
▪ Find an amoeba in a drop of pondwater on a microscope slide.
▪ Both the microscope slide and the culture were positive for the gonococcus.
■ VERB
examine
▪ When the sheet is examined in the electron microscope filaments are seen to be localized at the upper surface.
▪ This is peeled off and examined under a microscope.
▪ That is difficult to do by examining tumors under a microscope.
▪ The sections are then examined with a petrographic microscope.
▪ Only when examined under a microscope do the lines reveal themselves as double lines, precisely executed.
▪ Slides were examined by fluorescence microscope.
look
▪ For this the sore is gently scraped and any fluid that exudes can then be looked at under the microscope.
▪ One can, looking down the microscope, observe the behaviour of individual cells as the embryo develops.
▪ Gedanken thought there must be something wrong with her eyesight - the strain of looking down the microscope.
▪ This makes control easier when looking down the microscope or when operating a computer keyboard for image analysis.
▪ How to look through a microscope, operate the computer, propagate plants.
▪ I enjoyed this, especially looking through microscopes.
▪ If you looked through a microscope you could see that they had cheekbones every bit as good as Hope Steadman's.
put
▪ Probably they hadn't been on stage more than half a dozen times before they were put under this microscope.
▪ Medicine's achievements and potential were put under the microscope and re-evaluated more critically.
▪ Which aspects of our operations will be put under the microscope?
▪ We put everything under the microscope.
see
▪ Each dot is made of many tiny tubes - much too small to see without a microscope.
▪ Cells can not normally be seen without a microscope, being about one-thousandth of a millimetre in diameter.
▪ Locke's contemporaries marvelled at this human creation just as they marvelled at nature as seen through the microscope.
▪ Their chromosomes can be seen through a microscope, and thousands of genes have been tracked down.
▪ Either way, when seen through an electron microscope, the result is often one of startling and beautiful variety in miniature.
▪ They are so small that they can only be seen with a microscope.
use
▪ Then during the 19505, the searchers began to use high-powered microscopes on some particularly enigmatic rocks.
▪ Redon was particularly influenced by his botanist friend Armand Clavaud who used the microscope in studies of minute plant forms.
▪ Although small, these single crystals can be studied using an electron microscope.
▪ Conventional sperm screening involves looking at semen samples using a light microscope.
▪ Programmable movements on a given slide are possible using the Olympus microscope controller with appropriate software.
▪ Faced with awkward specimens, particularly when using stereo microscopes, the most infuriating problem can be illumination.
▪ Primitive streak stage embryos can also be manipulated using a dissecting microscope but the lower resolution makes such manipulations less precise.
▪ So can one book help to solve the problems of many researchers using their microscopes?
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Although small, these single crystals can be studied using an electron microscope.
▪ An extended arm supports the microscope head giving stability whilst allowing room for large boards to be examined.
▪ Embedded in the sand outside is a broken microscope.
▪ For this the sore is gently scraped and any fluid that exudes can then be looked at under the microscope.
▪ He waved a hand toward his battered microscope.
▪ Six new stereo microscopes have been ordered.
▪ There is a rare form of lung cancer, distinguishable from the usual type only under the microscope.
▪ While the characters flirt with each other in improbable configurations, love, marriage and money come under the microscope.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
microscope

Achromatic \Ach`ro*mat"ic\, a. [Gr. ? colorless; 'a priv. + ?, ?, color: cf. F. achromatique.]

  1. (Opt.) Free from color; transmitting light without decomposing it into its primary colors.

  2. (Biol.) Uncolored; not absorbing color from a fluid; -- said of tissue.

    Achromatic lens (Opt.), a lens composed usually of two separate lenses, a convex and concave, of substances having different refractive and dispersive powers, as crown and flint glass, with the curvatures so adjusted that the chromatic aberration produced by the one is corrected by other, and light emerges from the compound lens undecomposed.

    Achromatic prism. See Prism.

    Achromatic telescope, or microscope, one in which the chromatic aberration is corrected, usually by means of a compound or achromatic object glass, and which gives images free from extraneous color.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
microscope

1650s, from Modern Latin microscopium, literally "an instrument for viewing what is small," from Greek micro- (see micro-) + -skopion, from skopein "to look, see" (see -scope).

Wiktionary
microscope

n. 1 An optical instrument used for observing small objects. 2 Any instrument for imaging very small objects (such as an electron microscope).

WordNet
microscope

n. magnifier of the image of small objects; "the invention of the microscope led to the discovery of the cell"

Wikipedia
MicroScope

MicroScope is a magazine for computer manufacturers, distributors and resellers within the ICT channel which was founded in 1982.

In March 2011 owners Reed Business Information sold MicroScope and its sister title ComputerWeekly to TechTarget and the print edition ceased publication.

At the last BPA Worldwide audit in 2008, the circulation figure stood at 22,275 (BPA June 2008).

Following the closure of the print edition, MicroScope is now available only online and in a monthly digital format.

Topics covered within the magazine include news and analysis and assessments of issues within the marketplace. The classic audience for the magazine work within the 'two-tier' channel either in distribution or at a reseller. The readership includes volume distributors, value-added distributors, resellers, VARs, ISVs and technology consultants.

Over the past 28 years the channel has matured and continues to go through a process of consolidation. During the time the magazine has been publishing computers have become mainstream and the concept of the microcomputer is now fundamentally accepted in both workplace and home.

Microscope (album)

Microscope (stylized as MICroscope) is the first studio album by British rapper Riz MC. Originally released digitally in 2011, it was re-released on Tru Thoughts on June 18, 2012.

MICROSCOPE (satellite)

MICROSCOPE (Micro-Satellite à traînée Compensée pour l'Observation du Principe d'Equivalence) is a 300 kg class microsatellite launched by the European Space Agency on 25 April 2016 to test the universality of free fall (the equivalence principle) with a precision of the order of 10, 100 times more precise than can be achieved on Earth.

Usage examples of "microscope".

I have explained microscopes, to his fresh amazement that we ever built such instruments.

In appearance they are not very different from conventional bacteria, but at high magnification, or rather, at a relatively high magnification, the highest magnification a conventional school microscope is capable of, if you look very carefully you could see some particles inside that have regular geometric shapes.

The root nodules of legumes would have neither form nor function without the masses of rhizobial bacteria swarming into root hairs, incorporating themselves with such intimacy that only an electron microscope can detect which membranes are bacterial and which plant.

In some cases, as with the hypocotyls of Brassica, the leaves of Dionaea and the joints of the Gramineae, the circumnutating movement when viewed under the microscope is seen to consist of innumerable small oscillations.

Although the microscope is of inestimable value in examining the renal excretion, it does not entirely supersede other valuable instruments and chemical re-agents in determining constitutional changes.

In short he began to turn a microscope, with which he was no expert, on to the blood of malarious Hindus.

The microscope showed a great many air-vesicles both in the medullary substance and between the medullary and cortical substance.

Third, a microscope would be used to examine surfaces for residue concentrations and microfossils, such as tiny bits of hair.

But modern opticians improved their microscopes, and microscopists greatly improved their methods.

When the tissue was frozen hard, I cranked out a section with the microtome, stained the slice, and took it to the microscope.

From the microtome next to the microscope he carefully removed the super sharp steel blade used for sectioning specimens.

Jack Dienphong cast his eye about his laboratory: examining the metal tables, the chemical hoods and glove boxes, microscopes, SEMs, microtomes, and titration setups.

Meet Bo-the-bug under the microscope of unwanted smirks and quirked brows.

The serologist was watching a CRT screen over 130 centimeters across diagonally, with perfect resolution, the computer-generated picture of what was happening in the gel at that time as seen by the hypersensitive electron microscope.

Through the lens of the microscope, the paired chromosomes looked like segmented black worms joined at their midsections so that each pair seemed to form a squiggly X shape.