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stauroscope

noun
  1. obsolete an optical instrument for studying the crystal structure of minerals under polarized light
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Derived Formsstauroscopic (ˌstɔːrəˈskɒpɪk), adjectivestauroscopically, adverb

Word Origin

C19: from Greek stauros a cross + -scope
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