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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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|Noun||1.||dark-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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