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auriscope

[ awr-uh-skohp ]
/ ˈɔr əˌskoʊp /
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noun Medicine/Medical.

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Origin of auriscope

First recorded in 1850–55; auri-2 + -scope
au·ri·scop·ic [awr-uh-skop-ik], /ˌɔr əˈskɒp ɪk/, adjectiveau·ri·scop·i·cal·ly, adverb
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  • "It is improbable in the highest degree that any steamer is near enough to affect the auriscope," he said.

  • Constance happened to overlook the table on which stood the auriscope.

British Dictionary definitions for auriscope

auriscope
/ (ˈɔːrɪˌskəʊp) /

noun

a medical instrument for examinig the external earAlso called: otoscope
auriscopic (ˌɔːrɪˈskɒpɪk), adjective
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Medical definitions for auriscope

auriscope
[ ôrĭ-skōp′ ]

n.

otoscope
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