skiascope

[skahy-uh-skohp]

Origin of skiascope

< Greek skiā́ a shadow, shade + -scope
Related formsski·as·co·py [skahy-as-kuh-pee] /skaɪˈæs kə pi/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for skiascope

skiascope

noun
  1. med a medical instrument for examining the eye to detect errors of refractionAlso called: retinoscope See also retinoscopy

Word Origin for skiascope

C19: from Greek skia a shadow + -scope
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