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1. Of or pertaining to vision or sight. The moon, whose orb through optic glass the tuscan artist views. (milton)

2. Of or pertaining to the eye; ocular; as, the optic nerves (the first pair of cranial nerves) which are distributed to the retina.

3. Relating to the science of optics; as, optical works.

(Science: optics) optic angle, a graduated circle used for the measurement of angles in optical experiments. Optical square, a surveyor's instrument with reflectors for laying off right angles.

Origin: F. Optique, Gr.; akin to sight, I have seen, I shall see, and to the two eyes, face, L. Oculus eye. See Ocular, Eye, and cf. Canopy, Ophthalmia.

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New theory of evolution

... high developed and later intelligent animals. It is rather sure that it is not only perspective delusion arising because of passing of time (like optical delusion when we see close objects more precisely than far). I think that this development can be described the best by so called Logistic development ...

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Re: suggest me a microscope

... look for a 100X objective and 10x ocular configuration. There is no point in more magnification, you are reaching the limit of resolution of an optical scope. Consider whether you need epifluorescence.

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Device for ratiometric fluorescence measurement

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Re: Green mammals

... melanin amd keratin. The reason many birds, reptiles and amphibians appear green is due to a number of factors, usually having to do with optical phenomenon. The most likely reason why we don't see green mammals (some exceptions exist, to be mentioned shortly) is probably more a consequence ...

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Topic: Green mammals
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coat structure in white bean seeds

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