immersion objective

/ɪˌmɜʃən əbˈdʒɛktɪv/ (say i.mershuhn uhb'jektiv)

noun
a type of lens used in microscopes in which the lowest lens of the objective system is immersed in a drop of fluid, usually oil, placed on the slide to be examined.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • immersion objective — n OIL IMMERSION LENS * * * a microscope objective designed to have its tip and the cover glass over the specimen connected by a liquid instead of by air. The liquid may be water (water immersion) or a specially prepared oil (oil immersion) …   Medical dictionary

  • immersion objective — noun see immersion lens * * * Optics. a microscope objective of high resolving power in which the space between the front lens and the cover glass is filled with an oil whose index of refraction is close to that of the objective and the cover… …   Useful english dictionary

  • immersion objective — Optics. a microscope objective of high resolving power in which the space between the front lens and the cover glass is filled with an oil whose index of refraction is close to that of the objective and the cover glass. Also called immersion lens …   Universalium

  • immersion objective — panardinamasis objektyvas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. immersion lens; immersion objective vok. Immersionsobjektiv, n rus. иммерсионный объектив, m pranc. objectif à immersion, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • Water immersion objective — In light microscopy, a water immersion objective is a specially designed objective lens used to increase the resolution of the microscope. This is achieved by immersing both the lens and the specimen in water which has a higher refractive index… …   Wikipedia

  • oil-immersion objective — oil immersion objective. См. иммерсионный объектив. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • oil-immersion objective — /oyl i merr zheuhn, sheuhn/, Optics. See immersion objective. [1880 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • oil-immersion objective — /oyl i merr zheuhn, sheuhn/, Optics. See immersion objective. [1880 85] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Objective (optics) — Several objective lenses on a microscope. In an optical instrument, the objective is the optical element that gathers light from the object being observed and focuses the light rays to produce a real image. Objectives can be single lenses or… …   Wikipedia

  • immersion lens — noun or immersion objective : an objective of short focal distance designed to work with a drop of liquid (as oil or water) between front lens and cover glass * * * immersion lens noun A microscope object glass that works with a drop of oil or… …   Useful english dictionary

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