Definition of phase contrast in English:

phase contrast

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noun

[mass noun]
The technique in microscopy of introducing a phase difference between parts of the light supplied by the condenser so as to enhance the outlines of the sample, or the boundaries between parts differing in optical density: phase contrast microscopy
More example sentences
  • Images were obtained on a Zeiss Axiophot microscope equipped with fluorescence and phase contrast.
  • Giant vesicles were observed either by phase contrast or by differential interference contrast with an inverted microscope (Axiovert 135, Carl Zeiss, Germany).
  • In addition, by 3-5 days after the temperature shift, early germ cells in many testes had abnormal morphology and appeared refractile in phase contrast, characteristic of dying cells.

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