cover glass

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noun

a thin, round or square piece of glass used to cover an object mounted on a slide for microscopic observation.

Nearby words

  1. cover boy,
  2. cover charge,
  3. cover crop,
  4. cover for,
  5. cover girl,
  6. cover ground,
  7. cover letter,
  8. cover note,
  9. cover one's ass,
  10. cover one's tracks

Origin of cover glass

First recorded in 1880–85

Also called cover slip.

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British Dictionary definitions for cover glass

cover glass

noun

a thin square of mounted glass used to protect a photographic slide
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