Medical Definition of Electron microscope

  • Medical Author:
    Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD

    Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, is a U.S. board-certified Anatomic Pathologist with subspecialty training in the fields of Experimental and Molecular Pathology. Dr. Stöppler's educational background includes a BA with Highest Distinction from the University of Virginia and an MD from the University of North Carolina. She completed residency training in Anatomic Pathology at Georgetown University followed by subspecialty fellowship training in molecular diagnostics and experimental pathology.

Reviewed on 12/4/2018

Electron microscope: A microscope in which an electron beam replaces light to form the image. An electron microscope permits greater magnification and resolution than an optical microscope, but the electron densities of objects are shown rather than their actual images. Abbreviated EM.

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Reviewed on 12/4/2018