Aplanatic lens

aplanatic lens

aplanatic lens n.
A lens designed to correct spherical and coma aberration.


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    free from spherical aberration and coma. Historical Examples A lens in which the spherical aberration is corrected is said to be aplanatic. An Elementary Text-book of the Microscope John William Griffith aplanatic triplets 64-68 can only be used on stands with rack and pinion adjustment. Microscopes and Accessory Apparatus Ernst Leitz adjective (of a lens […]

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    a nonmotile gamete.

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