galvanoscope

noun
gal·​va·​no·​scope | \ gal-ˈva-nə-ˌskōp How to pronounce galvanoscope (audio) , ˈgal-və-nə- How to pronounce galvanoscope (audio) \

Definition of galvanoscope

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

First Known Use of galvanoscope

1832, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for galvanoscope

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

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The first known use of galvanoscope was in 1832

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“Galvanoscope.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/galvanoscope. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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galvanoscope

noun
gal·​va·​no·​scope | \ gal-ˈvan-ə-ˌskōp How to pronounce galvanoscope (audio) , ˈgal-və-nə- How to pronounce galvanoscope (audio) \

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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