galvanoscope

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

Definition of galvanoscope

  1. :  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


First Known Use: 1832


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galvanoscope

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

Medical Definition of galvanoscope

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


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