optical tweezers


noun (used with a singular or plural verb)

a laser device used to study, manipulate, or trap a microscopic object, as a microorganism or cell, with nanometer precision.

Nearby words

  1. optical scanner,
  2. optical scanning,
  3. optical sound,
  4. optical soundtrack,
  5. optical tooling,
  6. optical wedge,
  7. optically,
  8. optician,
  9. opticianry,
  10. opticist

Also called laser tweezers.

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