Definition of autoscope in US English:

autoscope

noun

  • 1An auto-ophthalmoscope or autolaryngoscope; (also) a laryngoscope through which the larynx can be seen directly (as opposed to by a mirror) (now historical).

  • 2An object or device used as an indicator of psychic or parapsychological processes or phenomena. Now historical and rare.

Origin

Late 19th century. From auto- + -scope, in sense 1 perhaps partly as shortening of autolaryngoscope, and partly as shortening of auto-ophthalmoscope. Compare French autoscope, German Autoskop.

Pronunciation

autoscope

/ˈɔːtə(ʊ)skəʊp/