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ELECTRON MICROSCOPE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does electron microscope mean? 

ELECTRON MICROSCOPE (noun)
  The noun ELECTRON MICROSCOPE has 1 sense:

1. a microscope that is similar in purpose to a light microscope but achieves much greater resolving power by using a parallel beam of electrons to illuminate the object instead of a beam of light

  Familiarity information: ELECTRON MICROSCOPE used as a noun is very rare.


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ELECTRON MICROSCOPE (noun)


Sense 1electron microscope [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A microscope that is similar in purpose to a light microscope but achieves much greater resolving power by using a parallel beam of electrons to illuminate the object instead of a beam of light

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Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("electron microscope" is a kind of...):

microscope (magnifier of the image of small objects)

Meronyms (parts of "electron microscope"):

electron gun (the electrode that is the source of electrons in a cathode-ray tube or electron microscope; consists of a cathode that emits a stream of electrons and the electrostatic or electromagnetic apparatus that focuses it)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "electron microscope"):

field-emission microscope (electron microscope used to observe the surface structure of a solid)


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