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hydroscope

[ hahy-druh-skohp ]
/ ˈhaɪ drəˌskoʊp /

noun

an optical device for viewing objects below the surface of water.

Nearby words

hydrorrhea, hydrorrhea gravidarum, hydros., hydrosalpinx, hydrosarcocele, hydroscope, hydroscopic, hydroseed, hydrosere, hydroski, hydrosol

Origin of hydroscope

First recorded in 1670–80; hydro-1 + -scope
Related formshy·dro·scop·ic [hahy-druh-skop-ik] /ˌhaɪ drəˈskɒp ɪk/, hy·dro·scop·i·cal, adjectivehy·dro·sco·pic·i·ty [hahy-druh-skoh-pis-i-tee] /ˌhaɪ drə skoʊˈpɪs ɪ ti/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for hydroscopic

hydroscope

/ (ˈhaɪdrəˌskəʊp) /

noun

any instrument for making observations of underwater objects
Derived Formshydroscopic (ˌhaɪdrəˈskɒpɪk) or hydroscopical, adjective
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