dark-field microscope


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dark-field microscope

(därk′fēld′)
n.
A microscope in which an object is illuminated only from the sides so that it appears bright against a dark background.
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Noun1.dark-field microscope - light microscope that uses scattered light to show particles too small to see with ordinary microscopesdark-field microscope - light microscope that uses scattered light to show particles too small to see with ordinary microscopes
light microscope - microscope consisting of an optical instrument that magnifies the image of an object
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Designed and priced for use by individual researchers, this inverted fluorescence/ dark-field microscope captures, stores, and replays still images and video, with flexibility and features exceeding those of larger, more expensive microscopes.