hodoscope

noun
ho·​do·​scope | \ ˈhä-də-ˌskōp How to pronounce hodoscope (audio) , ˈhō- \

Definition of hodoscope

: an instrument for tracing the paths of ionizing particles by means of ion counters in close array

First Known Use of hodoscope

circa 1933, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hodoscope

Greek hodos road, path + English -scope

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“Hodoscope.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hodoscope. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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