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polarizing microscope

 

Definition: a microscope equipped with a polarizing filter below and above the specimen that forms an image by the influence of specimen birefringence on polarized light; the polarizing direction of the two filters is typically adjustable, which, together with a graduated rotating stage, permits measurement of the angular value of different refractive indices in either biologic or chemical specimens.

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