Lucernal microscope
Lucernal Lu*cer"nal, a. [L. lucerna a lamp.] Of or pertaining to a lamp. [1913 Webster]

{Lucernal microscope}, a form of the microscope in which the object is illuminated by means of a lamp, and its image is thrown upon a plate of ground glass connected with the instrument, or on a screen independent of it. [1913 Webster]


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  • Lucernal — Lu*cer nal, a. [L. lucerna a lamp.] Of or pertaining to a lamp. [1913 Webster] {Lucernal microscope}, a form of the microscope in which the object is illuminated by means of a lamp, and its image is thrown upon a plate of ground glass connected… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lucernal — (ˈ)lü|sərnəl, |sə̄n , |əin adjective Etymology: Latin lucerna lamp + English al : of or relating to a lamp lucernal microscope …   Useful english dictionary

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