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Optical instrument that consists of a system of lenses designed for observing organisms that are very small or invisible to the naked eye by magnifying their images.
coarse adjustment knob
Medium-precision focusing device for adjusting the distance between the objective and the object under study.
fine adjustment knob
High-precision focusing device for adjusting the distance between the objective and the object under study.
Vertical part of the microscope that supports the components (draw tube, stage) and contains the focusing mechanisms.
Support that stabilizes the microscope.
Polished glass surface that reflects the surrounding light onto the object under study to illuminate it.
Optical system that is usually made up of two lenses, which concentrate the light reflected by the mirror onto the object under study.
Metal plate with an opening in the middle; the glass slide and the components keeping it in place are placed on it.
Fine glass plate on which the object to be studied is placed.
Springlike metal blade that keeps the glass slide on the stage.
Lens system that captures the light from an observed object and makes it converge to form an enlarged inverted image.
Rotating plate to which objectives of different powers are fixed to allow them to be used in succession during a study.
Cylindrical tube that houses the microscope’s eyepiece; it is often made up of two converging lenses.
System of lenses that acts as a magnifier; the eye looks through it to see an enlarged image of the image produced by the objective.