- Optics. a combination of two or three lenses having a large aperture and used as a condenser for a compound microscope.
Origin of Abbe condenser
named after Ernst Abbe (1840–1905), German physicist
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- a microscope condenser invented by Ernst Abbe (1840-1905), German physicist
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