Site display: Normal | Text Only

My Collection | About Us | Teachers

Glossary

Prev 2 3 4   View all

E

  • ear

    The organ of hearing; the external ear

  • ear cap

    worn to prevent and correct 'outstanding' ears

  • ear trumpet

    A funnel-shaped instrument for people with hearing difficulties. The trumpet is designed to gather sound waves and direct them into the ear canal. The short end of the funnel was held to the ear by the user, and the large end directed toward the sound.

  • earthenware

    Pottery made of clay which is fired at a relatively low temperature. Earthenware is often semi-porous, meaning some liquid or air can pass through it. This can be altered by treating the pottery with a glaze.

  • eclipse viewer

    Type of hand held or spectacle-like solar filter, with metalised film or similar on glass or plastic subrate used to view the Sun with the naked eye during the partial phases of a solar eclipse.

  • ecraseur

    An instrument used to cut the base of a tumor during surgery. An obsolete term for a snare, especially one of enough strength to cut through the base or pedicle of a tumour.

  • eczema

    A common skin disease where the skin becomes inflamed, it is characterized by itching and bleeding.

  • Edmondson ticket

    A standardised, rectangular, pre-printed cardboard ticket, originally invented by Thomas Edmondson together with his patent ticket-printing, and ticket-dating presses in about 1848.

  • educational toy

    Toy with an educational or teaching component.

  • effigy

    Sculptured representation of the deceased on a tomb.

  • egg cup

    Small, usually semi-ovoid cups with an often stemmed base, made in a variety of materials and used for serving individual boiled eggs in the shell.

  • eidograph

    A complicated version of a pantograph, designed by William Wallace in 1831.

  • ejector

    Part of a steam locomotive which, by means of a continuous jet of steam, creates the vacuum for keeping the brakes released.

  • elective surgery

    Non-essential surgery performed by choice and often used to improve ‘quality of life’.

  • electric locomotive

    A locomotive which is powered by electricity from external or internal source.

  • electric switch

    Mechanisms for making, breaking, or changing connections in electrical circuits.

  • electric traction performance recorder

    trial term

  • electricity

    Any effect resulting from the existence of stationary or moving electric charges.

  • electrocardiograph

    used to record the electrical activity of the heart

  • electrocorticography set

    electroencephalography ( EEG, is a neurological test that uses an electronic monitoring device to measure and record electrical activity in the brain) with the electrodes applied directly to the cerebral cortex.

Prev 2 3 4   View all