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condenser

 [kon-den´ser]
1. a vessel or apparatus for condensing gases or vapors.
2. a device for illuminating microscopic objects.
4. a dental tool used to pack filling material in a cavity.

con·dens·er

(kon-den'ser),
1. An apparatus for cooling a gas to a liquid, or a liquid to a solid.
2. dentistry a manual or powered instrument used for packing a plastic or unset material into a cavity of a tooth; variation in sizes and shapes allows conformation of the mass to the cavity outline.
3. The simple or compound lens on a microscope that is used to supply the illumination necessary for visibility of the specimen under observation.
4. Synonym(s): capacitor

condenser

/con·den·ser/ (kon-den´ser)
1. a vessel or apparatus for condensing gases or vapors.
2. a device for illuminating microscopic objects.
3. an apparatus for concentrating energy or matter.
4. a dental instrument used to pack plastic filling material into the prepared cavity of a tooth.

condenser

an instrument for compacting dental restorative material into a prepared tooth cavity. It has a working end, or nib, with a flat or serrated face.

con·dens·er

(kŏn-den'sĕr)
1. An apparatus for cooling a gas to a liquid or a liquid to a solid.
2. dentistry A manual or powered instrument used for packing a plastic or unset material into a prepared tooth cavity; variation in size and shape permit conformation of the mass to the cavity outline.
3. The simple or compound lens on a microscope that is used to supply sufficient illumination necessary to view the specimen under observation.
4. Synonym(s): capacitor.

condenser

1. A device in which gas is cooled to a liquid.
2. An optical device that concentrates light on an object to be examined by microscopy.
3. A dental instrument for compressing filling material into a prepared tooth cavity.

condenser (kn·denˑ·ser),

n a component of distillation apparatus that cools the vapor produced by heating a substance and returns it to liquid.

condenser 

An optical system with a large aperture and small focal length used in microscopes and projectors in order to concentrate as much light as possible onto an object. Syn. condensing lens.

con·dens·er

(kŏn-den'sĕr)
In dentistry, a manual or powered instrument used for packing a plastic or unset material into a cavity of a tooth; variation in sizes and shapes allows conformation of the mass to the cavity outline.
Synonym(s): endodontic plugger, root canal plugger (2) .

condenser

1. a vessel or apparatus for condensing gases or vapors.
2. a device for illuminating microscopic objects.
3. a device for boosting the voltage in an electrical circuit.

condenser discharge unit
used to generate high voltages needed for diagnostic x-rays using standard 110/220 volt input. An advantage for mobile units. It discharges over a short period, which helps prevent movement blur.