spectroscope

3 ENTRIES FOUND:

spec·tro·scope

noun \ˈspek-trə-ˌskōp\

: a device that is used to measure the properties of light

Full Definition of SPECTROSCOPE

:  an instrument for forming and examining spectra especially in the visible region of the electromagnetic spectrum
spec·tro·scop·ic \ˌspek-trə-ˈskä-pik\ adjective
spec·tro·scop·i·cal·ly \-pi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
spec·tros·co·pist \spek-ˈträs-kə-pist\ noun

Origin of SPECTROSCOPE

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1861

spec·tro·scope

noun \ˈspek-trə-ˌskōp\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SPECTROSCOPE

: an instrument for forming and examining optical spectra
spec·tro·scop·ic \ˌspek-trə-ˈskäp-ik\ adjective
spec·tro·scop·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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