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Miscellaneous Microscopy

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    • Microscopy - Overview
      The word microscopy comes from the Greek words for small and to view. On April 13, 1625, Giovanni Faber coined the term microscope. A microscope is an instrument that enables us to view small objects that are otherwise invisible to our naked eye. One way that microscopes allow us to see smaller objects is through the process of magnification, i.e. enlarging the image of the object. When a microscope enlarges an image of a 1 mm object to 10 mm, this is a 10 x magnification.


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