from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having normal vision; free from visual distortion.
  • adj. Giving an undistorted image. Used of an optical instrument.

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  • adj. free from optical distortion

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Giving an image in correct or normal proportions; giving a flat field of view.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Seeing correctly; having normal vision.
  • Constructed so as to present surrounding objects correctly to the eye: as, an orthoscopic eyepiece or ocular.
  • Presented in its normal appearance to the eye: as, an orthoscopic image.


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ortho- + -scopic


  • As technology progresses, I predict that tiny, orthoscopic digital cameras will allow the audience to actually enter Nicole Kidman's pores and visit with Mel Gibson's ganglia.

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  • And for a moment, he thought of the orthoscopic surgery scheduled the following week to repair the cartilage in his knee.

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  • Q Can we request the orthopedic camera, orthoscopic camera video?

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  • That same thing with orthoscopic surgery could be done now in a couple of days stay in the hospital.

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  • But just so you don't think it always applies only to more expensive procedures, I talked to a doctor just three days ago who talked to me about some new gall bladder technique that's done almost like orthoscopic surgery on knees which is much less expensive and is also being denied by some health insurance companies, even though the policy doesn't say so, on the theory that it's experimental, too.

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  • "He was saying if it wasn't, I'd have to have an orthoscopic procedure, so if it is Lyme disease, I won't have to have the procedure done, which is great," he added.


  • She had been waiting 6 month for simple orthoscopic surgery (an outpatient procedure) and had just recieved a notice that it would be at least 4 more months before she could be operated on.

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