ophthalmoscope


oph·thal·mo·scope

noun \äf-ˈthal-mə-ˌskōp, äp-\

Definition of OPHTHALMOSCOPE

:  an instrument for use in viewing the interior of the eye and especially the retina
oph·thal·mo·scop·ic \(ˌ)äf-ˌthal-mə-ˈskä-pik, (ˌ)äp-\ adjective
oph·thal·mos·co·py \ˌäf-thəl-ˈmäs-kə-pē, ˌäp-, -ˌthal-\ noun

Origin of OPHTHALMOSCOPE

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: circa 1857

oph·thal·mo·scope

noun \äf-ˈthal-mə-ˌskōp\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of OPHTHALMOSCOPE

: an instrument for viewing the interior of the eye consisting of a concave mirror with a hole in the center through which the observer examines the eye, a source of light that is reflected into the eye by the mirror, and lenses in the mirror which can be rotated into the opening in the mirror to neutralize the refracting power of the eye being examined and thus make the image of the fundus clear
oph·thal·mo·scop·ic \-ˌthal-mə-ˈskäp-ik\ adjective
oph·thal·mo·scop·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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