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Micoscope parts and functions Ch. 2-3

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microscope base
supports the weight of the microscope.
light source
allows light to reflect upward through the speciman and lenses.
stage clips
hold the microscope slide in place.
condenser
concentrates light
on specimen.
coarse adjustment
knob
Move body tube or stage to get approximate focus
fine adjustment
knob
Move body tube or stage to get exact focus.
arm
supports the body tube and coarse adjustment
ocular or
eyepiece
Contains magnifying lens you look through.
pointer
used to indicate specific
area on field of view of microscope
nosepiece
allows the objectives to rotate.
objectives
Contains lenses of different magnification.
stage
platform that
holds specimen
field of view
the area (circle of light) you see when looking through the microscope.
stereomicroscope or
dissecting microscope
microscope which provides a three dimensional view of specimen.

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