One type of microscope.
The tool used by scientists to look at really small bacteria that they need to magnify is an example of a microscope.
Origin of microscopeModern Latin microscopium: see micro- and -scope
- An optical instrument that uses a lens or a combination of lenses to produce magnified images of small objects, especially of objects too small to be seen by the unaided eye.
- An instrument, such as an electron microscope, that uses electronic or other processes to magnify objects.
Origin of microscopeItalian microscopio or New Latin mīcroscopium (Italian) ( from New Latin); see Microscopium .
- An optical instrument used for observing small objects.
- Any instrument for imaging very small objects (such as an electron microscope).
From New Latin microscopium, from Ancient Greek Î¼Î¹ÎºÏÏŒÏ‚ (mikros, “small") + ÏƒÎºÎ¿Ï€ÎÏ‰ (skopeÅ, “I look at").