Meaning of spectroscope

spec•tro•scope

Pronunciation: (spek'tru-skōp"), [key]
— n. Optics.
  1. an optical device for producing and observing a spectrum of light or radiation from any source, consisting essentially of a slit through which the radiation passes, a collimating lens, and an Amici prism.
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