Medical Definition of Lateral illumination

1. Illumination in which a beam of light is directed diagonally to an object so that it is brilliantly illuminated while the surrounding area is in shadow. Synonym: lateral illumination, oblique illumination. Kohler illumination, a method of illumination of microscopic objects in which the image of the light source is focused on the substage condenser diaphragm and the diaphragm of the light source is focused in the same plane with the object to be observed; maximises both the brightness and uniformity of the illuminated field. (05 Mar 2000)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lateral Illumination

lateral funiculus of spinal cord
lateral gene transfer
lateral geniculate body
lateral geniculate nucleus
lateral ginglymus
lateral glossoepiglottic fold
lateral great muscle
lateral ground bundle
lateral group of axillary lymph nodes
lateral head
lateral hermaphroditism
lateral horn
lateral humeral epicondylitis
lateral hypothalamic area
lateral hypothalamic region
lateral illumination (current term)
lateral incisor
lateral inferior genicular artery
lateral inguinal fossa
lateral inhibition
lateral jugular lymph nodes
lateral lacunae
lateral lacunar lymph node
lateral lacunar node
lateral lakes
lateral lamina of cartilaginous auditory tube
lateral layer of cartilaginous auditory tube
lateral lemniscus
lateral ligament of elbow
lateral ligament of knee

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