catoptric

adjective
ca·​top·​tric | \ kə-ˈtäp-trik How to pronounce catoptric (audio) \

Definition of catoptric

: being or using a mirror to focus light

First Known Use of catoptric

circa 1766, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for catoptric

Greek katoptrikos, from katoptron mirror, from katopsesthai to be going to observe, from kata- + opsesthai to be going to see — more at optic

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The first known use of catoptric was circa 1766

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“Catoptric.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/catoptric. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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catoptric

adjective
ca·​top·​tric | \ kə-ˈtäp-trik How to pronounce catoptric (audio) \

Medical Definition of catoptric

: being or using a mirror to focus light

Other Words from catoptric

catoptrically \ -​tri-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce catoptrically (audio) \ adverb

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