po·​lar·​i·​scope | \ pō-ˈler-ə-ˌskōp How to pronounce polariscope (audio) , 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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Other Words from polariscope

polariscopic \ pō-​ˌler-​ə-​ˈskä-​pik How to pronounce polariscopic (audio) , pō-​ˌla-​rə-​ˈskä-​pik \ adjective

Examples of polariscope in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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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The first known use of polariscope was in 1829

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“Polariscope.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polariscope. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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po·​lari·​scope | \ pō-ˈlar-ə-ˌskōp How to pronounce polariscope (audio) \

Medical Definition of polariscope

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

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