phase contrast microscope


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phase contrast microscope

n.
A microscope that uses the differences in the phase of light transmitted or reflected by a specimen to form distinct, contrasting images of different parts of the specimen.
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Phase contrast microscope

A light microscope in which light is focused on the sample at an angle to produce a clearer image.
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