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substage

[suhb-steyj] /ˈsʌbˌsteɪdʒ/
noun
1.
the component part of a microscope below the stage, for supporting a condenser, mirror, or other accessories.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; sub- + stage
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substage

/ˈsʌbˌsteɪdʒ/
noun
1.
the part of a microscope below the stage, usually consisting of an adjustable assembly holding a condenser lens for illuminating the specimen
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