A stauroscope is an optical instrument used in determining the position of the planes of light-vibration in sections of crystals.[1] The word comes from Greek for cross + scope. It was invented by Wolfgang Franz von Kobell in 1855.


  1. ^ "Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) - The ARTFL Project". Retrieved 2013-08-24. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)