scintilloscope

noun

scin·​til·​lo·​scope
variants or less commonly scintilliscope
sin‧ˈtiləˌskōp
: a small instrument similar to the spinthariscope for exhibiting scintillations (as of a radioactive substance) on a sensitive screen

Word History

Etymology

scintillo-, scintilli- (from Latin scintilla) + -scope

First Known Use

1904, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of scintilloscope was in 1904

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“Scintilloscope.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scintilloscope. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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