/awr"theuh skohp'/, n. Ophthalm.
(formerly) an instrument for examining the internal structures of the eye through a layer of water that neutralizes the refraction of the cornea.
[1890-95; ORTHO- + -SCOPE]

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  • Orthoscope — Or tho*scope, n. [Ortho + scope.] (Physiol.) An instrument designed to show the condition of the superficial portions of the eye. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • orthoscope — [ôr′thə skōp΄] n. [ ORTHO + SCOPE] an instrument containing a layer of water which is held in contact with the eye, allowing an examination of the interior of the eye without the distortion due to corneal refraction …   English World dictionary

  • orthoscope — noun an ophthalmoscope with a layer of water to neutralize the refraction of the cornea • Hypernyms: ↑ophthalmoscope * * * ˈȯ(r)thəˌskōp noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary orth + scope; probably originally formed as German… …   Useful english dictionary

  • orthoscope — noun a) An instrument for examining the interior of an eye. b) An instrument for drawing projections of a skull …   Wiktionary

  • orthoscope — 1. An instrument by means of which one is able to draw the outlines of the various normas of the skull. [ortho + G. skopeo, to view] * * * or·tho·scope ȯr thə .skōp n an instrument for examining the superficial parts of the eye through a layer… …   Medical dictionary

  • orthoscope — or·tho·scope || É”rθəʊskəʊp / ɔː n. instrument for checking the internal structures of the eye …   English contemporary dictionary

  • orthoscope — or·tho·scope …   English syllables

  • orthoscope —   n. obsolete, instrument for examining exterior of eye.    ♦ orthoscopic, a. producing normal image …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • orthoscopic — adj. by an orthoscope; of an orthoscope (device used in eye examinations) É”rθə skÉ‘pɪk / ɔːθə skÉ’p …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Orthoscopic — Having correct vision or producing it. Orthoscopic, in other words, is free from optical distortion or designed to correct distorted vision. This fits with the prefix ortho , meaning straight or erect, and with scopic from the Greek skopein , to… …   Medical dictionary

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