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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Microscopio electrónico

Electron microscope (ee-LEK-tron MY-kroh-SKOPE)
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.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.