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phase-contrast microscope



  1. a microscope that makes visible details of colourless transparent objects. It employs a method of illumination such that small differences of refractive index of the materials in the object cause differences of luminous intensity by interference

Example Sentences Including 'phase-contrast microscope'

(b) The phase-contrast microscope allows the viewing of transparent and unstained structures.
McCahill, T. A. Biology Basic Facts


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