ana·​mor·​pho·​scope | \ -fəˌskōp \
plural -s

Definition of anamorphoscope

: an optical device consisting usually of a cylindrical mirror or lens that restores to its normal proportions an image distorted by anamorphosis

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First Known Use of anamorphoscope

circa 1884, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anamorphoscope

anamorphosis + -scope

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The first known use of anamorphoscope was circa 1884

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“Anamorphoscope.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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