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A microscope with high-intensity illumination used to study very minute objects, such as colloidal particles that scatter the light and appear as bright spots against a dark background.
ul′tra·mi·cros′co·py (-krŏs′kə-pē) n.
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1. (General Physics) a microscope used for studying colloids, in which the sample is strongly illuminated from the side and colloidal particles are seen as bright points on a dark background. Also called: dark-field microscope
2. (Tools) a microscope used for studying colloids, in which the sample is strongly illuminated from the side and colloidal particles are seen as bright points on a dark background. Also called: dark-field microscope
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ul•tra•mi•cro•scope(ˌʌl trəˈmaɪ krəˌskoʊp)
an instrument that uses scattering phenomena to detect the position of objects too small to be seen by an ordinary microscope.
ul`tra•mi`cro•scop′ic (-ˈskɒp ɪk) ul`tra•mi`cro•scop′i•cal, adj.
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|Noun||1.||ultramicroscope - 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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