Abbe condenser

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Named for the German physicist Ernst Abbe.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑ.bə kənˈdɛn.sə(ɹ)/
  • (US, anglicised) IPA(key): /ˈæ.bi kənˈdɛn.səɹ/

Noun[edit]

Abbe condenser (plural Abbe condensers)

  1. 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.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 [1909], ISBN 0-87779-101-5)