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Pronunciation: mi'kro-skop

Definition: An instrument that gives an enlarged image of an object or substance that is minute or not visible with the unaided eye; usually the term denotes a compound microscope; for low magnifications, the term simple microscope, or magnifying glass, is used.

[micro- + G. skopeo, to view]

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