Microscopy terminology

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Specimen
What you are examining under the microscope
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Artefact
Something created when preparing a specimen, that is not a feature of it
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Magnification
making something appear bigger
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Resolution
The ability to distinguish the difference between two separate things
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Stage micrometer
A ruler used to calibrate the eyepiece graticule
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Eyepiece Graticule
A ruler inside the eyepiece to measure things under the microscope
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Micrometre
1000 micrometres = 1 mm
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Nanometre
1,000,000 nanometres = 1 mm
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Ultrastructure
Parts of a cell only visible with an electron microscope
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Something created when preparing a specimen, that is not a feature of it

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making something appear bigger

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The ability to distinguish the difference between two separate things

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A ruler used to calibrate the eyepiece graticule

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