Definition of Phase contrast microscopy

1. Noun. A form of light microscopy in which small differences in refractive index of a transparent specimen are converted into amplitude (contrast) differences in the final image. ¹

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Medical Definition of Phase contrast microscopy

1. A simple nonquantitative form of interference micoscopy of great utility in visualising live cells. Small differences in optical path length due to differences in refractive index and thickness of structures are visualised as differences in light intensity. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phase Contrast Microscopy

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phase of cell division
phase of the moon
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