hodoscope

noun

ho·​do·​scope ˈhä-də-ˌskōp How to pronounce hodoscope (audio)
ˈhō-
: an instrument for tracing the paths of ionizing particles by means of ion counters in close array

Word History

Etymology

Greek hodos road, path + English -scope

First Known Use

circa 1933, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hodoscope was circa 1933

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Cite this Entry

“Hodoscope.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hodoscope. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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