retinoscope

retinoscope

[ret-n-uh-skohp]
noun Ophthalmology.
an apparatus that determines the refractive power of the eye by observing the lights and shadows on the pupil when a mirror illumines the retina; skiascope.

Origin:
retin(a) + -o- + -scope

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retinoscope ret·i·no·scope (rět'n-ə-skōp')
n.
An optical instrument for examining refraction of light in the eye.

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