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Electron Microscope


electron microscope

A microscope (device used to magnify small objects) that uses electrons (instead of light) to produce an enlarged image. An electron microscope shows tiny details better than any other type of microscope.

Last updated: 2014-02-26

Source: The National Cancer Institute's Dictionary of Cancer Terms (