Also known as a roentgenoscope after Wilhelm Roentgen. Combines an X-ray source and a fluorescent screen to enable looking inside something, like a bag at the airport or your shoe to see if your toes are crowded. Not really a safe toy.

Flu*or"o*scope (?), n. [Fluorescence + -scope.] (Phys.)

An instrument for observing or exhibiting fluorescence.


© Webster 1913

Flu*or"o*scope, n. (Physics)

A fluorescent screen, with hood to protect the eyes, used for observing the shadows cast by objects placed in the path of the X rays. -- Flu*or`o*scop"ic (#), a.


© Webster 1913

Log in or register to write something here or to contact authors.