[ awr-thuh-skohp ]
/ ˈɔr θəˌskoʊp /

noun Ophthalmology.

(formerly) an instrument for examining the internal structures of the eye through a layer of water that neutralizes the refraction of the cornea.

Origin of orthoscope

First recorded in 1890–95; ortho- + -scope
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British Dictionary definitions for orthoscope

/ (ˈɔːθəʊˌskəʊp) /


med obsolete a 19th-century instrument for viewing the fundus of the eye through a layer of water, which eliminates distortion caused by the cornea
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Medicine definitions for orthoscope

[ ôrthə-skōp′ ]


An instrument used to examine the eye that eliminates corneal refraction by means of a layer of water.
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