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phosphoroscope

[ fos-fawr-uh-skohp, -for- ]
/ fɒsˈfɔr əˌskoʊp, -ˈfɒr- /
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noun
an instrument for measuring the duration of evanescent phosphorescence in different substances.
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Origin of phosphoroscope

First recorded in 1855–60; phosphoro- + -scope
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British Dictionary definitions for phosphoroscope

phosphoroscope
/ (fɒsˈfɒrəˌskəʊp) /

noun
an instrument for measuring the duration of phosphorescence after the source of radiation causing it has been removed
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