nepheloscope

noun

neph·​e·​lo·​scope
variants or less commonly nephelescope
ˈnefələˌskōp
: an instrument for demonstrating cloud formation in the laboratory by expansion of moist air

Word History

Etymology

nepheloscope from nephel- + -scope; nepehelescope from Greek nephelē cloud + English -scope

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“Nepheloscope.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nepheloscope. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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