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Biology Chap. 1-4

Basic terms for Honors Biology, Grade 9

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A microscope that shines light through a specimen and has two lenses to magnify an image Compound Light Microscope
The part of a compound light microscope that magnifies the piece typically by 10x Eyepiece (ocular lens)
A platform that supports the slide holding the specimen Stage
The light bulb that provides light for viewing the image. It can either be reflected from a mirror or an incandescent light from a small lamp Light Source
The increase of an object's apparent size by the using of lenses or mirrors Magnification
The revolving structure that holds the set of objective lens, and rotates these lenses into place above the specimen Nosepiece
The power to show details clearly in an image Resolution
Microscope that passes a beam of electrons over the specimen's surface, providing a three-dimensional image of the specimen's surface Scanning Electron Microscope
Microscope that transmits a beam of electrons through a very thinly sliced specimen. This better shows the internal structure of the specimen being examined Transmission Electron Microscope
The single standardized system of measurement that all scientists use Metric System
The name for the fundamental units of measurement in the metric system that describe length, mass, time, and other quantitates Base Unit
Enlarges the image of the specimen Objective Lens
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