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ultramicroscope

[ uhl-truh-mahy-kruh-skohp ]
/ ˌʌl trəˈmaɪ krəˌskoʊp /
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noun
an instrument that uses scattering phenomena to detect the position of objects too small to be seen by an ordinarymicroscope.
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Origin of ultramicroscope

First recorded in 1905–10; ultra- + microscope

OTHER WORDS FROM ultramicroscope

ul·tra·mi·cro·scop·ic [uhl-truh-mahy-kruh-skop-ik], /ˌʌl trəˌmaɪ krəˈskɒp ɪk/, ul·tra·mi·cro·scop·i·cal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ultramicroscope

ultramicroscope
/ (ˌʌltrəˈmaɪkrəˌskəʊp) /

noun
a microscope used for studying colloids, in which the sample is strongly illuminated from the side and colloidal particles are seen as bright points on a dark backgroundAlso called: dark-field microscope
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