Definition of skiascope in English:

skiascope

(also sciascope)

noun

  • 1Ophthalmology= retinoscope. Now rare.

  • 2Medicine. An early apparatus for obtaining instantaneous X-ray images of objects (a form of fluoroscope). Compare "skiagraphy". Now historical.

Origin

Late 19th century (in an earlier sense). From ancient Greek σκιά shadow + -scope.

Pronunciation

skiascope

/ˈskʌɪəskəʊp/