Coddington lens

Cod·​ding·​ton lens | \ ˈkädiŋtən- \

Definition of Coddington lens

: a hand magnifier consisting of a lens made from a glass sphere around which a deep equatorial groove acting as a diaphragm has been cut

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History and Etymology for Coddington lens

after Henry Coddington †1845 English mathematician

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“Coddington lens.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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