dark field

noun

Definition of dark field

: the dark area that serves as the background for objects viewed in an ultramicroscope

First Known Use of dark field

1865, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dark field was in 1865

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“Dark field.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dark%20field. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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dark field

noun

Medical Definition of dark field

: the dark area that serves as the background for objects viewed in an ultramicroscope

Other Words from dark field

dark-field adjective

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