polariscope

noun
po·lar·i·scope | \pō-ˈler-ə-ˌskōp, pō-ˈla-rə-ˌskōp\

Definition of polariscope 

1 : an instrument for studying the properties of or examining substances in polarized light

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polariscopic \pō-ˌler-ə-ˈskä-pik, pō-ˌla-rə-ˈskä-pik \ adjective

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Looking through a polariscope to view rainbows of stress in clear tape's backing, and assemble a puzzle that appears clear to the naked eye. Greg Burnett, cleveland.com, "Science center show all about sticky science and more," 20 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of polariscope

1829, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for polariscope

International Scientific Vocabulary, from polarization

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polarity

polarity cap

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The first known use of polariscope was in 1829

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polariscope

noun
po·lari·scope | \pō-ˈlar-ə-ˌskōp \

Medical Definition of polariscope 

1 : an instrument for studying the properties of or examining substances in polarized light

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