an optical instrument for forming magnified images of small objects, consisting of an objective lens with a very short focal length and an eyepiece with a longer focal length, both lenses mounted in the same tube.
an instrument for magnifying small objects, consisting of a lens of short focal length for forming an image that is further magnified by a second lens of longer focal length Compare simple microscope
compound microscope n.
A microscope consisting of an objective and an eyepiece at opposite ends of an adjustable tube.
- Compound myopic astigmatism
compound myopic astigmatism n. Astigmatism in which all meridians are myopic to different degrees.
noun 1. a quantity expressed in more than one denomination or unit, as one foot six inches or one minute twenty seconds. noun 1. a quantity expressed in two or more different but related units: 3 hours 10 seconds is a compound number
- Compound odontoma
compound odontoma n. An odontoma in which the odontogenic tissues are organized and bear a superficial resemblence to teeth.
noun, Botany. 1. an ovary composed of more than one carpel.