Newton's rings

noun plural

: colored rings due to light interference that are seen about the contact of a convex lens with a plane surface or of two lenses differing in curvature

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“Newton's rings.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Newton%27s%20rings. Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

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