Medical Definition of Phase-contrast microscope

1. A specially constructed microscope that has a special condenser and objective containing a phase-shifting ring whereby small differences in index of refraction are made visible as intensity or contrast differences in the image; particularly useful for examining structural details in transparent specimens such as living or unstained cells and tissues. (05 Mar 2000)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phase-contrast Microscope

pharyngotomes
pharyngotomies
pharyngotomy
pharyngotonsillitis
pharyngotympanic
pharyngotympanic groove
pharyngotympanic tube
pharynx
pharynxes
phascogale
phascogales
phascolome
phascolomes
phase
phase-amplitude contrast
phase-contrast microscope (current term)
phase-locked loop
phase-shift keying
phase I
phase II
phase III
phase III clinical trial
phase II block
phase II clinical trial
phase IV
phase IV clinical trials
phase I block
phase I clinical trial
phase angle
phase change

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