Dissecting microscope (Stereo or stereoscopic microscope)- Definition, Principle, Parts


A dissecting microscope, also known as a stereo microscope, is a type of optical microscope that allows the observation of three-dimensional objects at low magnification. Unlike compound microscopes that use transmitted light to illuminate thin specimens on slides, dissecting microscopes use reflected light to illuminate the surface of the object. This makes them suitable for viewing larger and thicker specimens, such as insects, plants, rocks, coins, etc.