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A microscope having one lens or lens system, such as a magnifying glass or hand lens.
(Tools) a microscope having a single lens; magnifying glass. Compare compound microscope
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|Noun||1.||simple microscope - light microscope consisting of a single convex lens that is used to produce an enlarged image; "the magnifying glass was invented by Roger Bacon in 1250"|
light microscope - microscope consisting of an optical instrument that magnifies the image of an object