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ultramicroscope

[uhl-truh-mahy-kruh-skohp] /ˌʌl trəˈmaɪ krəˌskoʊp/
noun
1.
an instrument that uses scattering phenomena to detect the position of objects too small to be seen by an ordinary microscope.
Origin of ultramicroscope
1905-1910
First recorded in 1905-10; ultra- + microscope
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ultramicroscopic
[uhl-truh-mahy-kruh-skop-ik] /ˌʌl trəˌmaɪ krəˈskɒp ɪk/ (Show IPA),
ultramicroscopical, adjective
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ultramicroscope

/ˌʌltrəˈmaɪkrəˌskəʊp/
noun
1.
a microscope used for studying colloids, in which the sample is strongly illuminated from the side and colloidal particles are seen as bright points on a dark background Also called dark-field microscope
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ultramicroscope in Medicine

ultramicroscope ul·tra·mi·cro·scope (ŭl'trə-mī'krə-skōp')
n.
A microscope with high-intensity illumination used to study very minute objects.

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