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ophthalmoscope

[ of-thal-muh-skohp, op- ]
/ ɒfˈθæl məˌskoʊp, ɒp- /
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noun

an instrument for viewing the interior of the eye or examining the retina.

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Origin of ophthalmoscope

First recorded in 1855–60; ophthalmo- + -scope

OTHER WORDS FROM ophthalmoscope

oph·thal·mo·scop·ic [of-thal-muh-skop-ik, op-], /ɒfˌθæl məˈskɒp ɪk, ɒp-/, oph·thal·mo·scop·i·cal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ophthalmoscope

ophthalmoscope
/ (ɒfˈθælməˌskəʊp) /

noun

an instrument for examining the interior of the eye

Derived forms of ophthalmoscope

ophthalmoscopic (ɒfˌθælməˈskɒpɪk), adjective
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Medical definitions for ophthalmoscope

ophthalmoscope
[ ŏf-thălmə-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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