phase-contrast

adjective

Definition of phase-contrast 

: of or employing the phase-contrast microscope

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1934, in the meaning defined above

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phase-contrast

adjective

Medical Definition of phase-contrast 

: of or employing the phase-contrast microscope phase-contrast optics

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