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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



dark-field microscope  listen  (... MY-kroh-SKOPE)

  A microscope (device used to magnify small objects) in which objects are lit at a very low angle from the side so that the background appears dark and the objects show up against this dark background.