retinoscopy

noun
ret·​i·​nos·​co·​py | \ ˌre-tə-ˈnä-skə-pē How to pronounce retinoscopy (audio) \
plural retinoscopies

Definition of retinoscopy

: observation of the retina of the eye especially to determine the state of refraction

First Known Use of retinoscopy

1880, in the meaning defined above

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“Retinoscopy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/retinoscopy. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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retinoscopy

noun
ret·​i·​nos·​co·​py | \ ˌret-ᵊn-ˈäs-kə-pē How to pronounce retinoscopy (audio) \
plural retinoscopies

Medical Definition of retinoscopy

: a method of determining the state of refraction of the eye by illuminating the retina with a mirror and observing the direction of movement of the retinal illumination and adjacent shadow when the mirror is turned

Other Words from retinoscopy

retinoscopic \ ˌret-​ᵊn-​ə-​ˈskäp-​ik How to pronounce retinoscopic (audio) \ adjective

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