shadow-casting

noun

Medical Definition of shadow-casting

: the production of exaggerated contrast in electron microscopy by irradiating the specimen obliquely with a beam especially of gold atoms which makes opaque films on the slide in exact imitation of shadows

Learn More About shadow-casting

Dictionary Entries Near shadow-casting

shadow

shadow-casting

shaft

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Shadow-casting.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/shadow-casting. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Words Named After People

  • name tags
  • Namesake of the leotard, Jules Léotard had what profession?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!