substage

noun
sub·​stage | \ ˈsəb-ˌstāj How to pronounce substage (audio) \

Definition of substage

: an attachment to a microscope by means of which accessories (such as mirrors, diaphragms, or condensers) are held in place beneath the stage of the instrument

Examples of substage in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This stage is also divided up into substages: Stage 2A describes a tumor that is between 4 and 5 centimeters across, while Stage 2B may describe a smaller tumor that has spread to nearby lymph nodes. Amanda Macmillan, Health.com, "The Stages of Lung Cancer, Explained," 23 July 2019

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First Known Use of substage

1888, in the meaning defined above

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“Substage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/substage. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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substage

noun
sub·​stage | \ ˈsəb-ˌstāj How to pronounce substage (audio) \

Medical Definition of substage

: an attachment to a microscope by means of which accessories (as mirrors, diaphragms, or condensers) are held in place beneath the stage of the instrument

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