Abbe condenser

[ ah-buh, ab-ee ]
/ ˈɑ bə, ˈæb i /

noun

Optics. a combination of two or three lenses having a large aperture and used as a condenser for a compound microscope.

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Origin of Abbe condenser

Named after Ernst Abbe (1840–1905), German physicist

Words nearby Abbe condenser

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British Dictionary definitions for Abbe condenser

Abbe condenser
/ (ˈæbɪ, German ˈaːbə) /

noun

a microscope condenser invented by Ernst Abbe (1840-1905), German physicist
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