microscopy[mī kräs′kə pē]
microscopy definition by Webster's New World
- microscopist noun
microscopy definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. mi·cros·co·pies
- a. The study of microscopes.b. The use of microscopes.
- Investigation employing a microscope.
- mi·crosˈco·pist noun
microscopy - Computer Definition
The use of microscopes to view ultra-small objects. Optical microscopes use a light source from below or to the side of the object being magnified. For example, in the medical field, there are numerous optical techniques, many of which require altering the samples being observed. Scanning electron microscopes are able to magnify objects smaller than .2 micrometers, which is smaller than the wavelength of light. Scanning probe microscopes can image down to the molecular level (see AFM and STM).
microscopy - Medical Definition
- The study of microscopes.
- The use of microscopes.
- Investigation by means of a microscope.