stauroscope


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stauroscope

(ˈstɔːrəˌskəʊp)
n
(Minerals) obsolete an optical instrument for studying the crystal structure of minerals under polarized light
[C19: from Greek stauros a cross + -scope]
stauroscopic adj
ˌstauroˈscopically adv
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The "stauroscope", an optical instrument for studying the crystal structure of minerals under polarized light, is also no longer used.