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ophthalmoscope

[of-thal-muh-skohp, op-] /ɒfˈθæl məˌskoʊp, ɒp-/
noun
1.
an instrument for viewing the interior of the eye or examining the retina.
Origin of ophthalmoscope
1855-1860
First recorded in 1855-60; ophthalmo- + -scope
Related forms
ophthalmoscopic
[of-thal-muh-skop-ik, op-] /ɒfˌθæl məˈskɒp ɪk, ɒp-/ (Show IPA),
ophthalmoscopical, adjective
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ophthalmoscope

/ɒfˈθælməˌskəʊp/
noun
1.
an instrument for examining the interior of the eye
Derived Forms
ophthalmoscopic (ɒfˌθælməˈskɒpɪk) adjective
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Word Origin and History for ophthalmoscope
n.

1857 in English; coined 1852 by German physician and physicist Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von Helmholtz (1821–1894) from ophthalmo- + -scope.

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ophthalmoscope in Medicine

ophthalmoscope oph·thal·mo·scope (ŏf-thāl'mə-skōp', ŏp-)
n.
An instrument for examining the interior structures of the eye, especially the retina, consisting essentially of a mirror that reflects light into the eye and a central hole through which the eye is examined.

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