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simple microscope

[′sim·pəl ′mī·krə‚skōp]
(optics)
A diverging lens system, which can form an enlarged image of a small object. Also known as hand lens; magnifier; magnifying glass.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Not counting simple microscopes for education, which companies other than the "big four" often market and manufacture inexpensively, a split is developing between microscopes used for specialized or repetitive tasks and complex, sophisticated, and expensive systems shared among many users.
A Dutchman used simple microscopes to look at tiny living things.
Simple microscopes allow the observer to use a magnifier or loupe to view an object at close range but can only magnify an object by 10 to 20 times.

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