compound microscope
noun Date: circa 1859 a microscope consisting of an objective and an eyepiece mounted in a drawtube

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  • Compound microscope — Compound Com pound, a. [OE. compouned, p. p. of compounen. See {Compound}, v. t.] Composed of two or more elements, ingredients, parts; produced by the union of several ingredients, parts, or things; composite; as, a compound word. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Compound microscope — Microscope Mi cro*scope, n. [Micro + scope.] An optical instrument, consisting of a lens, or combination of lenses, for making an enlarged image of an object which is too minute to be viewed by the {naked eye}. [1913 Webster] {Compound… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • compound microscope — n. a microscope having an objective lens for forming an intermediate image and an eyepiece for viewing that image …   English World dictionary

  • Compound microscope — A microscope (an optical instrument that augments the power of the eye to see small objects) which consists of two microscopes in series, the first serving as the ocular lens (close to the eye) and the second serving as the objective lens (close… …   Medical dictionary

  • compound microscope — noun light microscope that has two converging lens systems: the objective and the eyepiece • Hypernyms: ↑light microscope • Part Meronyms: ↑objective, ↑objective lens, ↑object lens, ↑object glass * * * noun : a microscop …   Useful english dictionary

  • compound microscope — an optical instrument for forming magnified images of small objects, consisting of an objective lens with a very short focal length and an eyepiece with a longer focal length, both lenses mounted in the same tube. See illus. under microscope.… …   Universalium

  • compound microscope — noun A microscope with more than one lens …   Wiktionary

  • compound microscope — Hans and Zacharias Janssen …   Inventors, Inventions

  • compound microscope — com′pound mi′croscope n. opt an optical instrument for forming magnified images of small objects, consisting of an objective lens with a very short focal length and an eyepiece with a longer focal length, both lenses mounted in the same tube …   From formal English to slang

  • Compound — Com pound, a. [OE. compouned, p. p. of compounen. See {Compound}, v. t.] Composed of two or more elements, ingredients, parts; produced by the union of several ingredients, parts, or things; composite; as, a compound word. [1913 Webster] Compound …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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