An instrument that provides a greatly enlarged image of an object, allowing the viewing of features than cannot be seen with the naked eye. The microscopes routinely used by pathologists can enlarge images up to 1000 times.
(micro = "small"; scope = to see) — This groundbreaking invention uses lenses, mirrors and light to look at smaller units of life than humans can see with our naked eyes. When first invented by Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, the microscope had a very basic and simple design. Other scientists have since increased the number or angle of the lenses, allowing scientists to look more closely at the microscopic world. The microscope is an invention found in almost every laboratory in the world! Scientists have even created an electron microscope that bounces tiny particles off of objects so that things as small as DNA can be seen.
Have you ever used glasses or a magnifying glass? Glasses and magnifying glasses use pieces of curved glass called lenses to make things look bigger. The word "microscope" means "to look at small things." Microscopes are what scientists use to see things that are very small. They work by using two very strong lenses in a row, so they make things look much bigger than a magnifying glass can.
An optical instrument that augments the power of the eye to see small objects. The name microscope was coined by Johannes Faber (1574-1629) who in 1628 borrowed from the Greek to combined micro-, small with skopein, to view. Although the first microscopes were simple microscopes, most (if not all) optical microscopes today are compound microscopes.
A type laboratory optical equipment that is used to magnify objects and details that are too small to be seen by the naked eye. In pathology, it is used to study the characteristics and details of cells and tissues
An optical instrument, consisting of a lens or a combination of suitably adjusted lenses, (or, rarely, also of mirrors) by which objects are so magnified that details indistinct or invisible to the naked eye are clearly revealed.
A microscope (Greek: (micron) = small + (skopein) = to look at) is an instrument for viewing objects that are too small to be seen by the naked or unaided eye. The science of investigating small objects using such an instrument is called microscopy, and the term microscopic means minute or very small, not easily visible with the unaided eye. In other words, requiring a microscope to examine.