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retinoscopy

[ ret-n-os-kuh-pee, ret-n-uh-skoh-pee ]
/ ˌrɛt nˈɒs kə pi, ˈrɛt n əˌskoʊ pi /
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noun Ophthalmology.
an objective method of determining the refractive error of an eye.
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Origin of retinoscopy

First recorded in 1880–85; retin(a) + -o- + -scopy

OTHER WORDS FROM retinoscopy

ret·i·no·scop·ic [ret-n-uh-skop-ik], /ˌrɛt n əˈskɒp ɪk/, adjectiveret·i·no·scop·i·cal·ly, adverbret·i·nos·co·pist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for retinoscopy

retinoscopy
/ (ˌrɛtɪˈnɒskəpɪ) /

noun
ophthalmol a procedure for detecting errors of refraction in the eye by means of an instrument (retinoscope) that reflects a beam of light from a mirror into the eye. Diagnosis is made by observing the areas of shadow and the direction in which the light moves when the mirror is rotatedAlso called: skiascopy, shadow test

Derived forms of retinoscopy

retinoscopic (ˌrɛtɪnəˈskɒpɪk), adjectiveretinoscopically, adverbretinoscopist, noun
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