Definition of autoscope in English:


Pronunciation /ˈɔːtə(ʊ)skəʊp/


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

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


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