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arm
supports the body tube and stage
base
provides firm and steady support
body tube
holds the eyepiece lens and objective lens at the correct distance for magnification
coarse adjustment
elevates or lowers the body tube or stage a large distance w/ each turn of this knob
diaphragm
regulates the amount of light passing through the stage opening
eyepiece
usually contains one lens of 10 power magnification
fine adjustment
elevates or lowers the body tube or stage a small distance w/ each turn of this knob
high power objective
usually a lens of 43 or 45 power magnification
lamp
provides light needed to view the specimen
low power objective
usually a lens of 10 power magnification
mirror
directs light through the stage opening and eyepiece to view the specimen
nosepiece
revolves so that the high and low power objective may be switched
stage
where the microscope is placed for viewing
stage clip
holds the slide firmly in place on the stage
stage opening
a hole in the stage that allows light to pass through