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an instrument for ascertaining ocular refraction.
kinescope/kine·scope/ (-skōp) an instrument for ascertaining ocular refraction.
kinescope(kĭn′ĕ-skōp) [″ + skopein, to examine]
A device for testing the refraction of the eye. A slit of variable width moves as the patient observes a fixed object.
1. An instrument for determining the refraction of the eye by having the subject observe the apparent 'with' or 'against' movement of a test object through a stenopaeic slit moved across the front of the eye. 2. An instrument for recording television programmes. See stenopaeic disc.