scopo-, scop-, scept-, skept-, -scope-, -scopy, -scopia, -scopic, -scopist

(Greek > Latin: see, view, sight, look, look at, examine, behold, consider)

A telescope with a great focal length that receives images of the sun from plane mirrors attached to it; so, the viewer's eyes are protected from the sun's glare.
Determination of the freezing point of blood.
1. Divination by examining the entrails of animals and, even humans, to foretell the future.
2. Divination by inspecting and interpreting the entrails of victims offered in sacrifice.
The application of spectroscopy to tissue sections by the identification of compounds within tissue sections according to the specific wavelengths of radiant energy they may be caused to emit.
hodoscope (s) (noun), hodoscopes (pl)
In physics, an assembly of particle detectors used for observing the paths of cosmic-ray and other particles; used to study cosmic radiation or to study particles in accelerator experiments.
horoscope (s) (noun), horoscopes (pl)
1. The aspect of the planets and stars at a given moment, as the moment of a person's birth, used in astrology: A horoscope is an astrologer's description of an individual's personality and future based on the position of the planets in relation to the sign of the zodiac under which the person was born.
2. A diagram of the heavens showing the relative position of planets and the signs of the zodiac, for use in calculating births, foretelling events in a person's life, etc.: A horoscope can be a prediction of future events or advice for future behavior based on the diagram described in the previous definition.
horoscopy (s) (noun) (no pl)
The making and interpretation of horoscopes: Jill'S aunt was very good horoscopy by casting, understanding, and explaining predictions of events that would happen in one's future.
A refracting device linked to the cornea with fluid, with the intent of subtracting the optical characteristics of the cornea from the refractive findings.
hydroscope, hydroscopic
An optical device used for viewing objects far below the surface of water.
An hygrometer, or an instrument that indicates changes in atmospheric humidity, that shows variations in the relative humidity of the atmosphere.

Unlike a hygrometer, a hygroscope only indicates a change in relative humidity, without measuring the magnitude of the change.

1. Capable of absorbing, or sensitive to, water from moist air.
2. Relating to a compound that easily absorbs moisture from the atmosphere.
hygroscopic coefficient, hygroscopic capacity
The percentage of water that will be absorbed by a completely dry mass of soil and be held in equilibrium if the soil comes in contact with a saturated atmosphere.
hygroscopic water, hygroscopic moisture
Moisture that adheres to soil particles and does not evaporate at ordinary temperatures.
Relating to that which shows variations in the relative humidity of the atmosphere.
Characteristic of that which shows variations in the relative humidity of the atmosphere.

Cross references of word families that are related directly, or indirectly, to: "appear, visible, visual, manifest, show, see, reveal, look": blep-; delo-; demonstra-; opt-; -orama; pare-; phanero-; phant-; pheno-; spec-; vela-, veal-; video-, visuo-.