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cover slip

Microscopy. cover glass.
Origin of cover slip
First recorded in 1850-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • If the section be very delicate, the cover slip should be placed over it before it is moved to the proper slide.

    On Laboratory Arts Richard Threlfall
  • The thread is mounted beneath a cover slip, and a drop of the stained glycerine allowed to run in.

    On Laboratory Arts Richard Threlfall
British Dictionary definitions for cover slip

cover slip

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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