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hodoscope

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noun ho·do·scope \ˈhä-də-ˌskōp, ˈhō-\

Definition of hodoscope

  1. :  an instrument for tracing the paths of ionizing particles by means of ion counters in close array



Origin of hodoscope

Greek hodos road, path + English -scope


First Known Use: circa 1933


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