ultramicroscopic /ul'treuh muy'kreuh skop"ik/, ultramicroscopical, adj.
/ul'treuh muy"kreuh skohp'/, n.
an instrument that uses scattering phenomena to detect the position of objects too small to be seen by an ordinary microscope.
[1905-10; ULTRA- + MICROSCOPE]

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      microscope arrangement used to study colloidal-size particles that are too small to be visible in an ordinary light microscope. The particles, usually suspended in a liquid, are illuminated with a strong light beam perpendicular to the optical axis of the microscope. These particles scatter light, and their movements are seen only as flashes against a dark background; their structure is not resolved.

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Universalium. 2010.

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