simple microscope

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noun
  1. a microscope having a single lens.

Origin of simple microscope

1
First recorded in 1720–30

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How to use simple microscope in a sentence

  • In front of the window, she placed a table for opening eggs and a simple microscope for operating on the embryos.

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  • This is the principle of the magnifying glass used by watch-makers and of the simple microscope.

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  • Explain why a simple microscope assists in looking at the parts of a flower or insect.

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  • For most purposes, common plano-convex or doubly convex lenses are sufficient to form the object-glasses of a simple microscope.

  • He could dissect well under the simple microscope, but I think it was by dint of his great patience and carefulness.

British Dictionary definitions for simple microscope

simple microscope

noun
  1. a microscope having a single lens; magnifying glass: Compare compound microscope

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