Orthoscopic
Having correct vision or producing it. Orthoscopic, in other words, is free from optical distortion or designed to correct distorted vision. This fits with the prefix "ortho", meaning straight or erect, and with "scopic" from the Greek "skopein", to see. Orthoscopic literally is to see straight. (The word "orthoscopic" is often confused with "arthroscopic" which refers to the viewing of joints. Knee surgery performed with a small scope is arthroscopic knee surgery, not orthoscopic knee surgery.)

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or·tho·scop·ic .ȯr-thə-'skäp-ik adj giving an image in correct and normal proportions with a minimum of distortion

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or·tho·scop·ic (or″tho-skopґik) 1. pertaining to orthoscopy or an orthoscope. 2. having normal, undistorted vision. 3. pertaining to an optical system that produces undistorted images.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Orthoscopic — Or tho*scop ic, a. (Opt.) Giving an image in correct or normal proportions; giving a flat field of view; as, an orthoscopic eyepiece. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • orthoscopic — [ôr΄thə skäp′ik] adj. [< ORTHO + Gr skopein, to view (see SCOPE) + IC] giving a true flat image without distortion …   English World dictionary

  • orthoscopic — adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary orth + scopic (as in microscopic) Date: 1853 giving an image in correct and normal proportions …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • orthoscopic — /awr theuh skop ik/, adj. Ophthalm. pertaining to, characterized by, or produced by normal vision. [1850 55; ORTHO + SCOPE + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • orthoscopic — adjective Free from optical distortion …   Wiktionary

  • orthoscopic — adj. by an orthoscope; of an orthoscope (device used in eye examinations) É”rθə skÉ‘pɪk / ɔːθə skÉ’p …   English contemporary dictionary

  • orthoscopic — or·tho·scop·ic …   English syllables

  • orthoscopic — or•tho•scop•ic [[t]ˌɔr θəˈskɒp ɪk[/t]] adj. oph pertaining to or characteristic of normal vision • Etymology: 1850–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • orthoscopic — /ɔθəˈskɒpɪk/ (say awthuh skopik) adjective relating to, characterised by, or produced by normal vision; presenting objects correctly to the eye …   Australian English dictionary

  • orthoscopic — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷|skäpik adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary orth + scopic : giving an image in correct and normal proportions : giving a flat field of view …   Useful english dictionary

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