celo- +

(Greek: hollow; abdomen; hernia; used primarily in the sense of concave; pertaining to a bodily cavity)

An instrument for examining a body cavity.
Examination of any body cavity with an optical instrument.
celosomia, kelosomia
1. Congenital protrusion of the abdominal or thoracic viscera, usually with a defect of the sternum and ribs as well as of the abdominal walls.
2. A congenital fissure of the sternum with herniation of the fetal viscera.
1. The surgical correction of a hernia by cutting through a band of tissue that constricts it.
2. A surgical procedure to reduce a hernia or the act or operation of cutting, to relieve the structure in a strangulated hernia.
celozoic (adjective) (not comparable)
Relating to, or being within any of the cavities of the body: The celozoic formations, which inhabit any cavity of the body, can apply to certain parasitic protozoa, chiefly gregarines, that is the order of Protozoa, allied to the Rhizopoda, and parasitic in other animals, as in the earthworm, lobster, etc..

A cross reference of other word family units that are related directly, indirectly, or partially with: "opening, hole, cavity, tract, tube": alveolo-; antro-; anu-; coelio-; concho-; fenestra-; hernio-; hiat-; meato-; ora-; parieto-; poro-; pyl-, pyle-; pylor-; sphinctero-; splanchn-; stomato-; syringo-; uretero-; urethro-; vagino-; ventricul-.