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immersion objective

noun Optics.

a microscope objective of high resolving power in which the space between the front lens and the cover glass is filled with an oil whose index of refraction is close to that of the objective and the cover glass.


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Nearby words

immersed, immerser, immersion, immersion foot, immersion heater, immersion objective, immersionism, immersive, immesh, immethodical, immie
Also called immersion lens, oil-immersion objective. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for immersion objective

immersion objective


A high-powered objective used with a liquid between the lens and the specimen on the slide.
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