snooperscope

/snooh"peuhr skohp'/, n.
a device that displays on a fluorescent screen reflected infrared radiation, enabling the user to see objects obscured by darkness.
[1945-50; SNOOPER + -SCOPE]

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Universalium. 2010.

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