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

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

1. The medical examination of a body to discover whether it is alive or if there is any presence of life.
2. The examination of vital functions; such as, respiration, heart beat, and pulse to determine whether an individual is alive.
1. A clergyman having spiritual and administrative authority; appointed in some Christian churches to oversee priests or ministers; considered in some churches to be successors of the twelve apostles of Christ.
2. A senior Christian cleric; especially, in the Roman Catholic, Episcopal, and Orthodox churches, who is in charge (overseer) of the spiritual life and administration of a particular region.
3. Etymology: Old English bisceop, from Late Latin episcopus; from Greek episkopos, "watcher, overseer"; a title for various government officials, later taken over in a church sense; from epi-, "over" + skopos, "watcher"; from skeptesthai, "to look at".
An obsolete instrument used for locating metallic foreign objects in the body by utilizing two intersecting x-ray beams.
1. A straight-tube telescope using a mirror or prism, used to visually inspect a cylindrical cavity; such as, the cannon bore of artillery weapons for defects of manufacture and erosion caused by firing.
2. An instrument using optical fibers for the visual inspection of narrow cavities; such as, the bore of a gun.
3. A tool, essentially a tube with a reflecting mirror and an eyepiece, used for inspecting the interior of shafts, well borings, tubing, etc., in order to detect damage.
4. An optical device; such as, a prism or optical fiber which is used to inspect an inaccessible space; for example, an engine cylinder.
1. A thin, flexible instrument used to view the air passages of the lung.
2. An endoscope especially designed for passage through the trachea to permit inspection of the interior of the tracheobronchial tree and carrying out endobronchial diagnostic and therapeutic maneuvers; such as, taking specimens for culture and biopsy and removing foreign bodies.
1. Relating to an instrument for examining the interior of the bronchi.
2. A reference to a flexible tubular instrument that is inserted into the trachea for diagnosis and for removing inhaled objects.
1. A procedure that permits a doctor to see the breathing passages through a lighted tube.
2. An examination used for inspection of the interior of the tracheo-bronchial tree, performance of endobronchial diagnostic tests, taking of specimens for biopsy and culture, and removal of foreign bodies.
butyrometer, butyroscope
An instrument for determining the amount of butterfat in milk.
An instrument used to measure the caloric value of infant food preparations.

Caloric value refers to the heat that evolves when a food is burned or metabolized; that is, the chemical processes that occur within a living cell or organism which are necessary for the maintenance of life.

1. The diagnostic examination of capillaries with a microscope; especially, of the finger and toe nail beds.
2. Viewing the cutaneous capillaries at the base of the fingernails and toenails through the low power of the microscope.
catoptroscope (s) (noun), catoptroscopes (pl)
An instrument used to examine objects by means of reflected light: One surgeon claimed that he used a catoptroscope as he prepared to perform micro-surgery so he could make a better internal examination.
An instrument for visual inspection of the inside of a cavity.
The technique of visual inspection of the interior of a cavity.
An optical instrument for examining the interior a body cavity.
1. An endoscopic examination of the abdomen through the abdominal wall.
2. The examination of the abdominal cavity with a surgical insertion of an endoscope through the abdominal wall.

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-.