Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

galvanoscope

play
noun gal·va·no·scope \gal-ˈva-nə-ˌskōp, ˈgal-və-nə-\

Definition of galvanoscope

  1. :  an instrument for detecting the presence and direction of an electric current by the deflection of a magnetic needle



1832

First Known Use of galvanoscope

1832


Medical Dictionary

galvanoscope

play play
noun gal·va·no·scope \gal-ˈvan-ə-ˌskōp, ˈgal-və-nə-\

Medical Definition of galvanoscope

  1. :  an instrument for detecting the presence and direction of an electric current by the deflection of a magnetic needle




Learn More about galvanoscope

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "galvanoscope"


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up galvanoscope? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a timid, meek, or unassertive person

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

alt-5746713d76276

Which of these is a synonym of nonplus?

reduce disapprove perplex soothe
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ