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surgical microscope

 

Definition: a binocular microscope used to obtain good visualization of fine structures in the operating field; in the standing type of microscope, a motorized zoom lens system operated by hand or foot controls provides an adjustable working distance; in headborne models, interchangeable oculars provide the magnification needed.

Synonym(s): operating microscope

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