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Ophthalmoscope

ophthalmoscope
(Science: instrument, ophthalmology) An instrument for viewing the interior of the eye, particularly the retina. Light is thrown into the eye by a mirror (usually concave) and the interior is then examined with or without the aid of a lens. Ophthalmoscop”ic.
Origin: From Gr. The eye – -scope.


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