Skiascope
Skiascope Ski"a*scope, Sciascope Sci"a*scope, n. [Gr. ? a shadow + -scope.] (Med.) A device for determining the refractive state of the eye by observing the movements of the retinal lights and shadows. -- {Ski*as"co*py}, {Ski*as"co*py}, n. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • skiascope — [skī′skōp΄] n. RETINOSCOPE …   English World dictionary

  • skiascope — skiascopy /skuy as keuh pee/, n. /skuy euh skohp /, n. Ophthalm. retinoscope. [ < Gk skiá a shadow, shade + SCOPE] * * * …   Universalium

  • skiascope — noun A retinoscope …   Wiktionary

  • skiascope — skia·scope skī ə .skōp n a device for determining the refractive state of the eye from the movement of retinal lights and shadows * * * skia·scope (skiґə skōp) retinoscope …   Medical dictionary

  • skiascope — instrument for measuring eye s refraction from movement of shadows Scientific Instruments …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • skiascope — n. retinoscope, instrument used to determine the refractive capacity of the eye by directing light at the retina (Ophthalmology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • skiascope — ski·a·scope …   English syllables

  • skiascope — /ˈskaɪəskoʊp/ (say skuyuhskohp) noun an apparatus which determines the refractive power of the eye by observing the lights and shadows on the pupil when a mirror illumines the retina; retinoscope. {Greek skia shadow + scope} –skiascopy… …   Australian English dictionary

  • skiascope —   n. instrument for testing refractive power of eye …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • skiascope — ˈskīəˌskōp noun Etymology: sci + scope : a device for determining the refractive state of the eye by observing the movements of the retinal lights and shadows * * * skiascopy /skuy as keuh pee/, n. /skuy euh skohp /, n. Ophthalm. retinoscope. [… …   Useful english dictionary

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