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cover glass

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

First recorded in 1880–85
Also called cover slip.
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Examples from the Web for cover glass

Historical Examples

  • To preserve these specimens they must be surrounded with some kind of cover-glass cement.

    Histology of the Blood

    Paul Ehrlich

  • A cover-glass is cemented over the scale to protect it from injury.

  • Pour on the film as much of the mordant as the cover-glass will hold.

  • Pour on the film as much of the stain as the cover-glass will hold.

  • For a further study of the blood kill a toad or frog and place a drop of the blood on a slide with a cover-glass over it.

British Dictionary definitions for cover glass

cover glass

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