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Definition of "microscopy" []

  • The study of microscopes. (noun)
  • The use of microscopes. (noun)
  • Investigation employing a microscope. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "microscopy" in a sentence
  • "But thanks to rapid advances in microscopy in the last decade, researchers can now watch a single gene being transcribed from DNA -- one atom at a time -- or observe the activity of a protein molecule as it moves inside a living cell."
  • "The latest contribution to the development of microscopy is what is termed the scanning tunneling microscope."
  • "The great breakthrough in microscopy came when it was found possible to produce an image of an object using an electron beam."