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stauroscope

/ (ˈstɔːrəˌskəʊp) /
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noun

obsolete an optical instrument for studying the crystal structure of minerals under polarized light

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Derived forms of stauroscope

stauroscopic (ˌstɔːrəˈskɒpɪk), adjectivestauroscopically, adverb

Word Origin for stauroscope

C19: from Greek stauros a cross + -scope
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