microscopy

[mahy-kros-kuh-pee, mahy-kruh-skoh-pee]

Origin of microscopy

First recorded in 1655–65; microscope + -y3
Related formsmi·cros·co·pist [mahy-kros-kuh-pist, mahy-kruh-skoh-pist] /maɪˈkrɒs kə pɪst, ˌmaɪ krəˈskoʊ pɪst/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for microscopy

microscopy

noun
  1. the study, design, and manufacture of microscopes
  2. investigation by use of a microscope
Derived Formsmicroscopist (maɪˈkrɒskəpɪst), noun
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Word Origin and History for microscopy
n.

1660s, from microscope + -y (1).

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microscopy in Medicine

microscopy

[mī-krŏskə-pē]
n.
  1. The study of microscopes.
  2. The use of microscopes.
  3. Investigation by means of a microscope.
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