stereology

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ster·e·ol·o·gy

(ster'ē-ol'ŏ-jē),
A study of the three-dimensional aspects of a cell or microscopic structure.
[stereo- + G. logos, study]

stereology

(stĕr″ē-ŏl′ō-jē) [Gr. stereos, solid, + logos, word, reason]
The study of three-dimensional aspects of objects.
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With this thought, a 'multi-purpose test system' was designed around fifty years ago by Weibel and coworkers and made the happiness of a generation of stereologists (Weibel et al., 1966).
Wicksell (1890-1939) studied the following problem which belongs meanwhile to the classical toolbox of stereologists. Suppose that a system of three-dimensional random spheres {[B.sub.3] ([X.sub.i], [R.sub.i]): i [greater than or equal to] 1} with midpoints {[X.sub.i] : i [greater than or equal to] 1} forming a homogeneous point field in [F.sub.3], and with identically distributed radii {[R.sub.i] : i [greater than or equal to] 1} having an unkown common distribution function (briefly df) [F.sub.3](r), r [greater than or equal to] 0, is embedded in an opaque medium.