spectroscope etymology

English word spectroscope comes from English spectro- (Optical spectra.), English -scope

Detailed word origin of spectroscope

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
spectro- English (eng) Optical spectra.
-scope English (eng) Used to make terms denoting an instrument used for viewing or examination.
spectroscope English (eng) An optical instrument used for spectrographic analysis [from later 19th c.].

Words with the same origin as spectroscope

Descendants of spectro-
spectroastrometric spectroastrometry spectrobolometer spectrochemical spectroelectric spectroelectrochemical spectroelectrochemistry spectrofluorometry spectrofluorophotometer spectrogram spectroheliogram spectrology spectrometer spectrometry spectrophotogoniometer spectrophotometer spectropolarimeter spectropolarimetry spectroradiometer spectroscopic binary spectroscopical spectroscopically spectroscopist spectrotemporal
Descendants of -scope
Teslascope angioscope antroscope bioscope chromascope cymoscope embryoscope endoscope finderscope fluoroscopically hydroscope hypnoscope kaleidoscope laryngoscope leucoscope nightscope oscilloscope periscope pharyngoscope polemoscope pseudoscope spiroscope thermoscopic