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maɪˈkrɒs kə pi, ˈmaɪ krəˌskoʊ pimi·croscopy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. microscopynoun

    research with the use of microscopes

Wiktionary

  1. microscopynoun

    the study of microscopes, their design and manufacture

  2. microscopynoun

    the use of microscopes

Wikipedia

  1. Microscopy

    Microscopy is the technical field of using microscopes to view objects and areas of objects that cannot be seen with the naked eye (objects that are not within the resolution range of the normal eye). There are three well-known branches of microscopy: optical, electron, and scanning probe microscopy, along with the emerging field of X-ray microscopy.Optical microscopy and electron microscopy involve the diffraction, reflection, or refraction of electromagnetic radiation/electron beams interacting with the specimen, and the collection of the scattered radiation or another signal in order to create an image. This process may be carried out by wide-field irradiation of the sample (for example standard light microscopy and transmission electron microscopy) or by scanning a fine beam over the sample (for example confocal laser scanning microscopy and scanning electron microscopy). Scanning probe microscopy involves the interaction of a scanning probe with the surface of the object of interest. The development of microscopy revolutionized biology, gave rise to the field of histology and so remains an essential technique in the life and physical sciences. X-ray microscopy is three-dimensional and non-destructive, allowing for repeated imaging of the same sample for in situ or 4D studies, and providing the ability to "see inside" the sample being studied before sacrificing it to higher resolution techniques. A 3D X-ray microscope uses the technique of computed tomography (microCT), rotating the sample 360 degrees and reconstructing the images. CT is typically carried out with a flat panel display. A 3D X-ray microscope employs a range of objectives, e.g., from 4X to 40X, and can also include a flat panel.

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  1. microscopy

    Microscopy is a scientific technique that involves the use of a microscope to observe and analyze objects or structures that are too small to be seen with the naked eye. This may include cells, tissues, or microorganisms among others. There are different types of microscopy such as optical, electron, and scanning probe microscopy, each utilizing different technology to magnify and visualize samples. It is a key tool in many fields of study, including biology, geology, material science, and medicine.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Microscopynoun

    the use of the microscope; investigation with the microscope

Wikidata

  1. Microscopy

    Microscopy is the technical field of using microscopes to view samples and objects that cannot be seen with the unaided eye. There are three well-known branches of microscopy: optical, electron, and scanning probe microscopy. Optical and electron microscopy involve the diffraction, reflection, or refraction of electromagnetic radiation/electron beams interacting with the specimen, and the subsequent collection of this scattered radiation or another signal in order to create an image. This process may be carried out by wide-field irradiation of the sample or by scanning of a fine beam over the sample. Scanning probe microscopy involves the interaction of a scanning probe with the surface of the object of interest. The development of microscopy revolutionized biology and remains an essential technique in the life and physical sciences.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Microscopy

    The use of instrumentation and techniques for visualizing material and details that cannot be seen by the unaided eye. It is usually done by enlarging images, transmitted by light or electron beams, with optical or magnetic lenses that magnify the entire image field. With scanning microscopy, images are generated by collecting output from the specimen in a point-by-point fashion, on a magnified scale, as it is scanned by a narrow beam of light or electrons, a laser, a conductive probe, or a topographical probe.

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    The numerical value of microscopy in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

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    The numerical value of microscopy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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