Definition of epifluorescence in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˌɛpɪflʊəˈrɛs(ə)ns/
Pronunciation: /ˌɛpɪflɔːˈrɛs(ə)ns/


[mass noun] Optics
The fluorescence of an object in an optical microscope when irradiated from the viewing side.
Example sentences
  • The structural dynamics of pulmonary surfactant was studied by epifluorescence light microscopy at the air-water interface of a bubble as a model close to nature for an alveolus.
  • Using traditional epifluorescence microscopy, the fluorescence intensity profile can be measured at a particular distance downstream.
  • For quantification and microphotography, dye filling was evaluated using a Zeiss Standard microscope equipped with epifluorescence.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: epi|fluor¦es¦cence

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.