microscopy

[ mahy-kros-kuh-pee, mahy-kruh-skoh-pee ]
/ maɪˈkrɒs kə pi, ˈmaɪ krəˌskoʊ pi /

noun

the use of the microscope.
microscopic investigation.

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Origin of microscopy

First recorded in 1655–65; microscope + -y3

OTHER WORDS FROM microscopy

mi·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
/ (maɪˈkrɒskəpɪ) /

noun

the study, design, and manufacture of microscopes
investigation by use of a microscope

Derived forms of microscopy

microscopist (maɪˈkrɒskəpɪst), noun
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Medical definitions for microscopy

microscopy
[ mī-krŏskə-pē ]

n.

The study of microscopes.
The use of microscopes.
Investigation by means of a microscope.
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