Becke test

\ ˈbe-kə- \

Definition of Becke test

: a method of determining with a microscope the relative indices of refraction of a transparent particle (such as a plant or animal cell or a mineral) immersed in or in contact with a standard medium of known refractive index

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after Friedrich Becke

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“Becke test.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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