laser tweezers(redirected from optic tweezers)
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laser tweezers[′lā·zər ‚twē·zərz]
A laser trap used to hold microscopic organisms and their organelles and move them through the objective of an optical microscope without apparent damage. Also known as optical tweezers.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.