electroscope

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elec·tro·scope

noun \i-ˈlek-trə-ˌskōp\

Definition of ELECTROSCOPE

:  any of various instruments for detecting the presence of an electric charge on a body, for determining whether the charge is positive or negative, or for indicating and measuring intensity of radiation

Origin of ELECTROSCOPE

probably from French électroscope
First Known Use: 1810

elec·tro·scope

noun \i-ˈlek-trə-ˌskōp\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ELECTROSCOPE

: any of various instruments for detecting the presence of an electric charge on a body, for determining whether the charge is positive or negative, or for indicating and measuring intensity of radiation

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