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Abbé condenser

Pronunciation: ah-ba'

Definition: a system of two or three wide-angle, achromatic, convex, and planoconvex lenses that may be moved upward or downward beneath the stage of a microscope, thereby regulating the concentration of light (directly from a bulb or reflected from a mirror) that passes through the material to be examined on the stage.

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