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dark-field microscopy

Syllabification: dark-field mi·cros·co·py

Definition of dark-field microscopy in English:

noun

A type of light microscopy that produces brightly illuminated objects on a dark background.
Example sentences
  • The coagula appear homogenous (except at the perimeters of the circle defined by the laser beam) under dark-field microscopy at 200X magnification.
  • Spirochete concentrations were determined by dark-field microscopy, and 10 4 spirochetes were injected intradermally (i.d.) into the shaved dorsal skin at the base of the tail.
  • He was among the first to prepare partially purified antibodies by dissociating antigen-antibody complexes and the first to use dark-field microscopy to visualize the spirochetes of syphilis.

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