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.
1. Of, relating to, or being within any of the cavities of the body.
2. Inhabiting any of the cavities of the body; applied to certain parasitic protozoa, chiefly gregarines (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-.