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[usually as modifier] An apparatus fixed beneath the ordinary stage of a compound microscope to support mirrors and other accessories.
- ‘For microscopic examination of the vaginal discharge, warming the slide and decreasing the intensity of substage lighting are ways to increase sensitivity for trichomonads.’
- ‘Even though the digital images are generally good, important details of the tissues are often lost that might be enhanced with appropriate adjustments of a real microscope (focus and substage diaphragm adjustments).’
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