auriscope

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n auriscope medical instrument consisting of a magnifying lens and light; used for examining the external ear (the auditory meatus and especially the tympanic membrane)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Auriscope (Med) An instrument for examining the condition of the ear.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n auriscope An instrument for examining and exploring the ear.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Auriscope aw′ri-skōp an instrument for examining the Eustachian passage of the ear.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. auris, + -scope,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. auris, ear, and Gr. skopein, to look.

Usage

In literature:

However, I will explain my auriscope in a sentence.
"The Pillar of Light" by Louis Tracy
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