from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The study of microscopes.
  • n. The use of microscopes.
  • n. Investigation employing a microscope.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the study of microscopes, their design and manufacture
  • n. the use of microscopes

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The use of the microscope; investigation with the microscope.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act or art of using the microscope; investigation with the microscope: as, to be skilled in microscopy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. research with the use of microscopes


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