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, in the meaning defined above

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phase-contrast microscope

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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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