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oil-immersion objective

[oil-i-mur-zhuh n, -shuh n] /ˈɔɪl ɪˌmɜr ʒən, -ʃən/
noun, Optics.
Origin of oil-immersion objective
1880-1885
First recorded in 1880-85
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  • The Abb condenser and the oil-immersion objective are practically always used in the microscopic study of bacteria (Fig. 138).

    The Fundamentals of Bacteriology Charles Bradfield Morrey

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