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n. pl. mi·cros·co·pies
a. The study of microscopes.
b. The use of microscopes.
2. Investigation employing a microscope.

mi·cros′co·pist n.
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Noun1.microscopist - a scientist who specializes in research with the use of microscopesmicroscopist - a scientist who specializes in research with the use of microscopes
scientist - a person with advanced knowledge of one or more sciences
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astronomer would be no more impressive than those of the microscopist.
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That will take a good microscopist a good hour to reach a diagnosis, it's extremely difficult to make that diagnosis accurately.
More than a century ago, microscopist Henry James Clark noticed that some of the cells in sponges grew collars and looked essentially like embedded choanoflagellates.
Any experienced, diagnostic electron microscopist can tell you regarding lung tumors that, for example:
But the reality is that somebody still has to learn the equipment," says Whiteside, a longtime microscopist who was rarely able to demonstrate his skills to students because of his school's limited instrument resources.
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This pioneer microscopist revealed little information on how he perfected his lenses and his "particular manner of observing very small creatures.
Four years ago, microscopist Egbert Hoiczyk, now at Rockefeller University in New York, and his coworkers discovered minuscule nozzles in the walls of the microbes called cyanobacteria.
It could also have been informed by the drawings of early microscopist Robert Hooke (1635-1703), whose illustration of a flea in his book Micrographia described it as "adorn'd with a curiously polish'd suite of sable Armour, neatly jointed.
According to Kelly Brinsko, research microscopist and instructor at the institute, the class sizes are generally small which encourage additional personal attention, and as such give the instructors the flexibility to custom-design any course to stilt the needs of the students.