cover slip


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cover slip

or cov·er·slip (kŭv′ər-slĭp′)
n.
A small thin piece of glass used to cover a specimen on a microscope slide. Also called cover glass.

cover slip

n
1. (General Physics) a very thin piece of glass placed over a specimen on a glass slide that is to be examined under a microscope

cover slip

- The small piece of thin glass that goes over the specimen on a microscope slide.
See also related terms for small piece.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cover slip - a small and very thin piece of glass used to cover the specimen on a microscope slide
plate glass, sheet glass - glass formed into large thin sheets
microscope slide, slide - a small flat rectangular piece of glass on which specimens can be mounted for microscopic study
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The debris were removed, coverslip was placed on the squishing spot and extra stain under the cover slip was sucked with the help of filter paper.
Cover slip was placed and visualized at 40X under compound microscope.
The bimorph is built using atomic layer deposition -- chemically "painting" atomically thin layers of silicon dioxide onto aluminum over a cover slip -- then wet-transferring a single atomic layer of graphene on top of the stack.
The team painted on atomically thin layers of silicon dioxide onto aluminium over a cover slip to give it the rigid layer to facilitate shape changes.
A cover slip is then applied, and when viewed through a microscope at 160X, the technician is able to observe the cementum layers.
Similar to the above described biofilm assay, biofilms were grown on cover slip (8 mm diameter) placed at bottom of the wells of 24-well plates.
The leukocytes were adjusted to 2 x 107 cells/mL and deposited on a cover slip before they were incubated at room temperature for 2 h.
Stained cells were examined with the oil immersion objective of a light microscope, and the number of rickettsiae within each of 100 cells was determined for each cover slip. The percentage of cells infected and the number of rickettsiae per infected cell were calculated.
After incubation, a drop of suspension (40 microlitre) was placed on a clean glass slide and mounted with a flame-sterilised glass cover slip and examined under microscope (10x and 40x) for germ tube formation.
They are analyzed using a hot stage microscope, where the gel is positioned between a specimen slide and a glass cover slip. The gel will melt as the stage temperature is increased.