EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun an instrument for viewing the interior of the eye or examining the retina. Related forms oph·thal·mo·scop·ic , [of-thal-m uh- skop-ik, op-] /ɒfˌθæl məˈskɒp ɪk, ɒp-/ oph·thal·mo·scop·i·cal, adjective
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As yet there is no instrument for the ear comparable to the
Ask the shade of the great Helmholtz why he did not patent the
With the advent of the
ophthalmoscope, for instance, how innumerable and complicated appear the diseases of the eye.
Rapidly occurring monocular visual disturbances are noticed, whether detected with or without the
ophthalmoscope reminds one of the stethoscope; so simple it is, so perfect and so useful. British Dictionary definitions for ophthalmoscope noun 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 [ŏf-thăl ′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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