iriscope

instrument for exhibiting the prismatic colours

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • Iriscope — I ri*scope, n. [Iris + scope.] A philosophical toy for exhibiting the prismatic tints by means of thin films. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • iriscope — /īˈri skōp/ noun An instrument for exhibiting the prismatic colours ORIGIN: Gr īris rainbow, and skopeein to see …   Useful english dictionary

  • Scientific Instruments — Have you ever been in the middle of a class lecture, medical examination or episode of Star Trek only to realise suddenly that you have no clue what all those gizmos, gadgets and other scientific instruments actually do? If so, your problems are… …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • irisation —   n. iridescence.    ♦ iriscope, n. apparatus producing iridescence …   Dictionary of difficult words

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