maddox rod

maddox rod
\\ˈmadə̇ks-\ noun
Usage: usually capitalized M
Etymology: after Ernest E. Maddox died 1933 British ophthalmologist
: a transparent cylindrical glass rod or one of a series of such rods placed one above another for use in testing the eyes for heterophoria

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