One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Ophthalmology= retinoscope. Now rare.
2Medicine. An early apparatus for obtaining instantaneous X-ray images of objects (a form of fluoroscope). Compare "skiagraphy". Now historical.
Late 19th century (in an earlier sense). From ancient Greek σκιά shadow + -scope.
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