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English definition of “microscope”

microscope

noun [C]     /ˈmaɪ.krə.skəʊp/ US  /-skoʊp/
a device that uses lenses to make very small objects look larger, so that they can be scientifically examined and studied: They looked at the blood samples under the microscope.Laboratory equipment
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