|Origin:||microscopium, from micro- ( MICRO-) + -scopium (from Greek -skopion 'instrument for seeing')|
a scientific instrument that makes extremely small things look larger
under/through a microscope
Abnormalities in the cells can be seen quite clearly under a microscope.
Each sample was examined through a microscope.
to examine a situation very closely and carefully:
Our prison system is being put under the microscope after an alarming number of suicides.