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[awr-thuh-skohp] /ˈɔr θəˌskoʊp/

noun, Ophthalmology.
(formerly) an instrument for examining the internal structures of the eye through a layer of water that neutralizes the refraction of the cornea.
(med, obsolete) a 19th-century instrument for viewing the fundus of the eye through a layer of water, which eliminates distortion caused by the cornea

orthoscope or·tho·scope (ôr’thə-skōp’)
An instrument used to examine the eye that eliminates corneal refraction by means of a layer of water.


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