Definition of zoopraxiscope in US English:

zoopraxiscope

(also zoöpraxiscope)

noun

historical
  • A modified form of zoetrope used to project a series of photographic images of animals or other subjects in order to display their movement.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Leeds Mercury. Originally from zoo- + ancient Greek πράξεως, genitive singular of πρᾶξις action + -scope.