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An ophthalmoscope used to examine one's own eyes.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Medical Times and Gazette. From auto- + ophthalmoscope, after French auto-ophthalmoscope or German Auto-Ophthalmoskop (both 1863 or earlier). With the some forms compare French autophthalmoscope, German Autophthalmoskop.
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.