ultramicroscope


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ul·tra·mi·cro·scope

 (ŭl′trə-mī′krə-skōp′)
n.
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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ultramicroscope

(ˌʌltrəˈmaɪkrəˌskəʊp)
n
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)

n.
an instrument that uses scattering phenomena to detect the position of objects too small to be seen by an ordinary microscope.
[1905–10]
ul`tra•mi`cro•scop′ic (-ˈskɒp ɪk) ul`tra•mi`cro•scop′i•cal, adj.
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Noun1.ultramicroscope - light microscope that uses scattered light to show particles too small to see with ordinary microscopesultramicroscope - 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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ul·tra·mi·cro·scope

n. ultramicroscopio, microscopio de campo oscuro capaz de hacer visibles objetos que no se distinguen en un microscopio de luz común.
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can also be used in conjunction with an ultramicroscope that allows small particles m liquid suspension to be visualized mo ring under Brownian motion.
Zsigmondy, Richard Adolf, Colloids and the Ultramicroscope. A manual of Colloid Chemistry and Ultramicroscopy, Kessinger Legacy Reprints (1914).