Meaning of sideroscope in English:

sideroscope

noun

rare, historical
  • Any of several sensitive instruments making use of magnetism to detect iron; especially an instrument for locating a small piece of iron in the eye by observing the deviation of a protected magnetic needle.

Pronunciation

sideroscope

/ˈsɪd(ə)rə(ʊ)skəʊp/ /ˈsʌɪdərə(ʊ)skəʊp/

Origin

Early 19th century. From sidero- + -scope, after French sidéroscope.