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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Microscopio de campo oscuro

Dark-field microscope
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.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.