galvanoscope

noun gal·va·no·scope \ gal-ˈva-nə-ˌskōp , ˈgal-və-nə- \

Definition of galvanoscope

: an instrument for detecting the presence and direction of an electric current by the deflection of a magnetic needle

Origin and Etymology of galvanoscope

borrowed from French, from galvano- (in galvanomètre galvanometer) + -scope -scope


Medical Dictionary

galvanoscope

noun gal·va·no·scope \ gal-ˈvan-ə-ˌskōp , ˈgal-və-nə- \

medical Definition of galvanoscope

: an instrument for detecting the presence and direction of an electric current by the deflection of a magnetic needle

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