an optical instrument for forming magnified images of small objects, consisting of an objective lens with a very short focal length and an eyepiece with a longer focal length, both lenses mounted in the same tube.
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Origin of compound microscope
First recorded in 1865–70
Words nearby compound microscope
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British Dictionary definitions for compound microscope
an instrument for magnifying small objects, consisting of a lens of short focal length for forming an image that is further magnified by a second lens of longer focal lengthCompare simple microscope
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Medical definitions for compound microscope
A microscope consisting of an objective and an eyepiece at opposite ends of an adjustable tube.
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