ultraviolet microscope


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ul·tra·vi·o·let mi·cro·scope

a microscope having optics of quartz and fluorite that allow transmission of light waves shorter than those of the visible spectrum, that is, below 400 nm; the image is made visible by photography, fluorescence of special glasses, or television; in a scanning instrument the receptor is a multiplier phototube.

ul·tra·vi·o·let mi·cro·scope

(ŭl'tră-vī'ŏ-lĕt mī'krŏ-skōp)
A microscope having optics of quartz and fluorite that allow transmission of light waves shorter than those of the visible spectrum; the image is made visible by photography, fluorescence of special glasses, or television.

ultraviolet microscope

A microscope using ultraviolet radiations as a light source and having an optical system for transmitting them. Used in observing specimens that fluoresce, such as tissues stained with a fluorescent dye.
See also: microscope
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