Abbe-condenser definition

A condenser composed of two lenses which concentrates and controls the light which passes through an examined specimen before that light enters the objective of a microscope, used to obtain high levels of magnification.
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Noun

Singular:
abbe-condenser
Plural:
abbe-condensers

Origin of abbe-condenser

  • Named for the German physicist Ernst Abbe.

    From Wiktionary