phase-contrast microscope
noun Date: 1947 a microscope that translates differences in phase of the light transmitted through or reflected by the object into differences of intensity in the image — called also phase microscope

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  • phase-contrast microscope — n a microscope that translates differences in phase of the light transmitted through or reflected by the object into differences of intensity in the image called also phase difference microscope, phase microscope …   Medical dictionary

  • phase-contrast microscope — [fāz′kän′trast΄] n. a compound microscope that uses special lenses, diaphragms, etc. to alter slightly the paths of light waves from an object, thus producing a diffraction pattern that allows the viewing of transparent parts: also phase… …   Universalium

  • phase-contrast microscope — [fāz′kän′trast΄] n. a compound microscope that uses special lenses, diaphragms, etc. to alter slightly the paths of light waves from an object, thus producing a diffraction pattern that allows the viewing of transparent parts: also phase… …   English World dictionary

  • phase contrast microscope — phase contrast microscope. См. фазово контрастный микроскоп. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • phase-contrast microscope — noun see phase microscope * * * phase contrast microscope or phase difference microscope noun One in which phase differences due to the refractive index of cellular components are converted to differences of light intensity, of particular value… …   Useful english dictionary

  • phase contrast microscope — fazinio kontrasto mikroskopas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. phase contrast microscope vok. Phasenkontrastmikroskop, n rus. фазоконтрастный микроскоп, m pranc. microscope à contraste de phase, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • phase contrast microscope — noun a microscope that uses the change of phase when light is transmitted or reflected from a transparent or reflective specimen to form an image; used especially to study living cells See Also: phase contrast microscopy …   Wiktionary

  • phase contrast microscope — noun a type of microscope for examining colourless transparent objects, the contrast of which depends on phase differences of the transmitted light rays …   Australian English dictionary

  • phase-contrast microscope — n. microscope that produces image of hight contrast using different phases of lights …   English contemporary dictionary

  • phase-contrast microscope — A microscope that converts slight differences in refractive index and cell density into easily observed differences in light intensity …   Dictionary of microbiology

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