[ of-thal-mos-kuh-pee, -thuhl-, op- ]
/ ˌɒf θælˈmɒs kə pi, -θəl-, ˌɒp- /
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noun, plural oph·thal·mos·co·pies.

the use of or technique of using an ophthalmoscope.



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Origin of ophthalmoscopy

First recorded in 1720–30; ophthalmo- + -scopy

OTHER WORDS FROM ophthalmoscopy

oph·thal·mos·co·pist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for ophthalmoscopy

/ (ˌɒfθælˈmɒskəpɪ) /


examination of the interior of the eye with an ophthalmoscope
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Medical definitions for ophthalmoscopy

[ ŏf′thəl-mŏskə-pē, -thăl-, ŏp′- ]


Examination of the interior of the eye through the pupil with an ophthalmoscope.

Other words from ophthalmoscopy

oph•thal′mo•scopic (-thăl′mə-skŏpĭk) null adj.
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