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catoptric

adjective ca·top·tric \kə-ˈtäp-trik\

Definition of CATOPTRIC

:  being or using a mirror to focus light

Origin of CATOPTRIC

Greek katoptrikos, from katoptron mirror, from katopsesthai to be going to observe, from kata- + opsesthai to be going to see — more at optic
First Known Use: circa 1766

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catoptric

adjective ca·top·tric \kə-ˈtäp-trik\

Medical Definition of CATOPTRIC

:  being or using a mirror to focus light
ca·top·tri·cal·ly \-tri-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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