simple microscope


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simple microscope

n.
A microscope having one lens or lens system, such as a magnifying glass or hand lens.

simple microscope

n
(Tools) a microscope having a single lens; magnifying glass. Compare compound microscope
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Noun1.simple microscope - light microscope consisting of a single convex lens that is used to produce an enlarged imagesimple 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
jeweler's loupe, loupe - small magnifying glass (usually set in an eyepiece) used by jewelers and horologists
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Transparent disks fabricated of industrial sapphire and engraved in platinum could survive for a million years and be read with a simple microscope.
For Scale Structure Synthesis, Jonathan Howse of the University of Sheffield built a simple microscope to observe the "musicians" of the installation: tiny particles of polystyrene, spheres just a millionth of a metre across, floating around in liquid.
You can even see anthocyanins under a simple microscope.

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