substage

[ suhb-steyj ]
/ ˈsʌbˌsteɪdʒ /

noun

the component part of a microscope below the stage, for supporting a condenser, mirror, or other accessories.

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Origin of substage

First recorded in 1855–60; sub- + stage
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substage
/ (ˈsʌbˌsteɪdʒ) /

noun

the part of a microscope below the stage, usually consisting of an adjustable assembly holding a condenser lens for illuminating the specimen
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