- Microscopy. cover glass.
Origin of cover slip
First recorded in 1850–55
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Examples from the Web for cover slip
Remove the cover-slip from the cell by the aid of the forceps.
Place a drop of cedarwood oil on the centre of the cover-slip.
This solidifies at once and seals the block to the cover-slip.
A sterile disc of mica may be substituted for the cover-slip.
This burns off the remainder of the alcohol, and the cover-slip so "flamed" is now clean, dry, and sterile.
- a very thin piece of glass placed over a specimen on a glass slide that is to be examined under a microscope
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