polariscope

[ poh-lar-uh-skohp, puh- ]
/ poʊˈlær əˌskoʊp, pə- /

noun Optics.

an instrument for measuring or exhibiting the polarization of light or for examining substances in polarized light, often to determine stress and strain in glass and other substances.

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Origin of polariscope

1820–30; <Medieval Latin polāri(s) polar + -scope

OTHER WORDS FROM polariscope

po·lar·i·scop·ic [poh-lar-uh-skop-ik, puh-], /poʊˌlær əˈskɒp ɪk, pə-/, adjectivepo·lar·i·scop·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for polariscope

polariscope
/ (pəʊˈlærɪˌskəʊp) /

noun

an instrument for detecting polarized light or for observing objects under polarized light, esp for detecting strain in transparent materialsSee photoelasticity
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