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Monday 21 January 2008


Definition : Microscopy is the technical field of using microscopes to view objects and areas of objects that cannot be seen with the naked eye (objects that are not within the resolution range of the normal eye). There are three well-known branches of microscopy: optical, electron, and scanning probe microscopy.

See also

- microscopical examination
- microscope

  • optical microscope


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- Bullen A. Microscopic imaging techniques for drug discovery. Nat Rev Drug Discov. 2008 Jan;7(1):54-67. PMID: 18079755