Definition of Dark-field microscope

1. Noun. Light microscope that uses scattered light to show particles too small to see with ordinary microscopes.

Exact synonyms: Ultramicroscope
Generic synonyms: Light Microscope
Derivative terms: Ultramicroscopic

Medical Definition of Dark-field microscope

1. A microscope that has a special condenser and objective with a diaphragm or stop that scatters light from the object observed, with the result that the object appears bright on a dark background. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dark-field Microscope

dark-adapted eye
dark-eyed junco
dark-field condenser
dark-field microscope (current term)
dark-ground illumination
dark adaptation
dark art
dark arts
dark blue
dark bread
dark cell
dark chocolate

Literary usage of Dark-field microscope

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1922)
"In spite of this wide publicity the dark- field microscope was used very little either in biology or in medicine. After the discovery in '1905 of the ..."

2. The Microscope: An Introduction to Microscopic Methods and to Histology by Simon Henry Gage (1920)
"The larger objects showing details or microscopic resolution, come within the province of the dark-field microscope, while the smallest ones are in the ..."

3. A Text-book of General Bacteriology by Edwin Oakes Jordan (1921)
"The dark-field microscope is essentially similar to the device employed by Tyndall for determining the "optical purity" of air by passing through it a ..."

4. The Never-ceasing Search by Francis Otto Schmitt (1990)
"I had reserved a laboratory there and had brought along a polarizing microscope, a dark-field microscope, and binocular dissecting microscope. ..."

5. Urology: Diseases of the Urinary Organs, Diseases of the Male Genital Organs by Edward Loughborough Keyes (1917)
"After about ten minutes a drop of this exudate is picked lip on the platinum loop and transferred to the dark field microscope. The characteristics of the ..."

6. The Journal of Experimental Medicine by Rockefeller University, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1920)
"Through a dark-field microscope with a powerful illumination, however, it can readily be recognized. In the blood of yellow fever patients the organism may ..."

7. Diseases of the skin and the eruptive fevers by Jay Frank Schamberg (1921)
"... are constantly present in large numbers and are easily demonstrated with the dark-field microscope. The greatest percentage of positive dark-field ..."

8. A Layman's Handbook of Medicine: With Special Reference to Social Workers by Richard Clarke Cabot (1916)
"With the dark-field microscope one uses no stain, but sees the motion of the live organism against the black field. I think it is important for social ..."

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