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phase-contrast microscope

phase–contrast microscope

noun

Definition of PHASE-CONTRAST MICROSCOPE

:  a microscope that translates differences in phase of the light transmitted through or reflected by the object into differences of intensity in the image —called also phase microscope

First Known Use of PHASE-CONTRAST MICROSCOPE

1947

phase–contrast microscope

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PHASE–CONTRAST MICROSCOPE

:  a microscope that translates differences in phase of the light transmitted through or reflected by the object into differences of intensity in the image—called also phase-difference microscope, phase microscope

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