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.

Origin of cover glass

First recorded in 1880–85
Also called cover slip.
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cover glass

noun

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