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an instrument for measuring radiation intensity.
An instrument for the detection of electrical charges or ionization of gas by beta or x-rays; consists of two strips of gold leaf suspended from an insulated conductor and enclosed in an airtight container viewed with a low-power microscope.
[electro- + G. skopeō, to examine]
electroscope/elec·tro·scope/ (e-lek´tro-skōp) an instrument for measuring radiation intensity.
an instrument for measuring radiation intensity which really measures the electrical charge.