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He said that he did not understand why they had not examined them more rigorously, for instance under an electron microscope. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It was so small that you needed a microscope to see it. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It seems unlikely its present owner will be putting it under an electron microscope. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Here we take a look through the microscope to see how they are progressing up the evolutionary tree. The Sun (2006)Here we take a look through the microscope to see if they have progressed any further up the evolutionary tree. The Sun (2006)The first was the electron microscope. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)You'd probably need a microscope to see it. The Sun (2015)A scanning electron microscope can see both clearly. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Not least, these germs have a habit of looking beautiful and haunting when seen under an electron microscope. Times, Sunday Times (2008)I got bored looking through a microscope in a biochemistry lab and thought the law would give me a broader view. Times, Sunday Times (2012)I just need my microscope, a lamp and a box of small tools. Times, Sunday Times (2010)A range of clues like these can be identified very easily by looking at the shape of crystals in a scanning electron microscope. EXTINCTION: Evolution and the End of Man (2002)He would have benefited from the microscope, telescope, barometer and pendulum clock. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But they are, in fact, images of the human body taken with a powerful electron microscope. The Sun (2010)It is not enough to diagnose cancer in a patient according to how a tumour looks under the microscope, and where it is in the body. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Although concerns are likely to continue to centre on infections, you don't need a microscope to see the biggest threats. Times, Sunday Times (2014)If you look through a microscope at a vinyl record being cut, you'll see the etchings of the grooves being formed. Times, Sunday Times (2015)WE take another look down the microscope at the Big Brother culture club. The Sun (2006)
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British English: microscope /ˈmaɪkrəˌskəʊp/ NOUN
A microscope is an instrument which magnifies very small objects so that you can study them.
- American English: microscope
- Arabic: مَيكْرُوسْكُوب
- Brazilian Portuguese: microscópio
- Chinese: 显微镜
- Croatian: mikroskop
- Czech: mikroskop
- Danish: mikroskop
- Dutch: microscoop
- European Spanish: microscopio
- Finnish: mikroskooppi
- French: microscope
- German: Mikroskop
- Greek: μικροσκόπιο
- Italian: microscopio
- Japanese: 顕微鏡
- Korean: 현미경
- Norwegian: mikroskop
- Polish: mikroskop
- European Portuguese: microscópio
- Romanian: microscop
- Russian: микроскоп
- Spanish: microscopio
- Swedish: mikroskop
- Thai: กล้องจุลทรรศน์
- Turkish: mikroskop
- Ukrainian: мікроскоп
- Vietnamese: kính hiển vi
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