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simple microscope

noun
1.
a microscope having a single lens.
Origin of simple microscope
1720-1730
First recorded in 1720-30
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  • Smith and Beck were so pleased with the simple microscope they made for me, that they have made another as a model.

  • The first thing you need is a simple microscope, that is, one with a single lens, small enough to be carried in the pocket.

    Through a Microscope Samuel Wells
  • A simple microscope, some mounted needles, a sharp knife and a pair of small forceps, are the only things needed to begin with.

    Through a Microscope Samuel Wells
  • There is no end to the beautiful and wonderful things one can see with the simple microscope.

    Through a Microscope Samuel Wells
  • The study of the different parts of insects is one of the most fascinating of the many uses of the simple microscope.

    Through a Microscope Samuel Wells
  • For most purposes, common plano-convex or doubly convex lenses are sufficient to form the object-glasses of a simple microscope.

  • This is the principle of the magnifying glass used by watch-makers and of the simple microscope.

    Physics Willis Eugene Tower
  • Explain why a simple microscope assists in looking at the parts of a flower or insect.

    Physics Willis Eugene Tower
  • He could dissect well under the simple microscope, but I think it was by dint of his great patience and carefulness.

  • In the first half of the seventeenth century the simple microscope came into use.

British Dictionary definitions for simple microscope

simple microscope

noun
1.
a microscope having a single lens; magnifying glass Compare compound microscope
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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simple microscope in Medicine

simple microscope n.
A microscope having one lens or lens system, such as a magnifying glass.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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