Yeah, if you push him to answer it would be awkward and don't try to be an assumer. Maybe he just wanted to express his love for you in a different way.
Parts of the compound microscope
EYE PIECE where the observers look upon the object.
DRAW TUBE holds the eye piece
BODY TUBE it collects the filtered light
DUST SHIELD it protects the object from dust
REVOLVING NOSE PIECE it interchanges the HPO/LPO
OBJECTIVES: HPO or High power objective