oil immersion lens


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oil immersion lens

A special lens with oil placed between the lens and the object being visualized. This eliminates a layer of air between the microscope slide and the lens, producing a clearer image than if the oil were not used.
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The LD bodies in a smear were seen under X100 or oil immersion lens. At this magnification they were seen as an oval body with clear nucleus and sometimes a small kinetoplast.
Microscope high power with oil immersion lens moveable stage and condenser for the routine microscope erode