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

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

photogastroscope
An apparatus for photographing the interior of the stomach.
photoscope
A type of fluoroscope with a hand-held imaging screen.

A fluoroscope is an instrument for visual observation of the body by means of x-rays.

The patient is put into position with the part to be viewed placed between an x-ray tube and a fluorescent screen. X-rays from the tube pass through the body and project the bones and organs as images on the screen.

The advantage of the fluoroscope is that the action of joints, organs, and entire systems of the body can be observed directly.

photostethoscope
A device for monitoring the fetal heartbeat (of an unborn baby) that emits a flash of light at each beat.
pluvioscope (s) (noun), pluvioscopes (pl)
An instrument for measuring rainfall which is known as a rain gauge: The pluvioscope is a device that indicates the quantity of precipitation in a specific period of time.
pneoscope
An instrument for measuring the extent of the respiratory excursions of the chest.
pneumatoscope
1. An instrument for measuring the extent of the respiratory excursions, or movements from one point to another, of the chest.
2. A tool for use in auscultatory percussion, the percussion sounds of the chest being heard at the mouth.
pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis, pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanokoniosis
This is one of the longest words in the English language and is divided into the following segments: pneu, mono, ultra, micro, scopic, silico, volcano, coni, osis; and together they mean, "miner's lung disease", or "a disease of the lungs caused by the inhalation of very fine silicate, or quartz dust, and occurring especially in the lungs of miners".
podomancy, pedoscopy
Divination (fortune telling) from the interpretations of signs derived by examining the feet.
polariscope
1. An instrument used to study either a substance exposed to polarized light or the effects of a substance on polarized light (opposite electrical charges).
2. An instrument consisting essentially of a polarizer and an analyzer, used for polarizing light, and analyzing its properties.
polyscope
An apparatus which makes a single object appear as many objects.
polyscopic
1. Text formatting, where text is structured as a collection of interdependent modules.
2. Structuring of information based upon the notion of scope, which may be understood as a viewpoint or a way of looking and analyzing something.

Polyscopic information is presented in terms of different aspects which intuitively correspond to "sides" or "angles of looking". The aspects may reflect different reader categories, ways of looking at the subject, etc.

To see the naturalness of the polyscopic presentation, it is useful to think of inspecting a hand-held object. Naturally, a person uses the capacity of the hand to turn the object at different angles and take it closer or farther from the eye to explore the object.

In a similar way, polyscopic information structuring facilitates the active exploration of a presented subject.

Polyscopic information structuring supports "holistic" or "multiple-perspective" thinking. This way of thinking is especially relevant in the post-industrial era, where it has become increasingly important that both technical, socio-cultural, political, and other aspects of an issue be taken into account in decision making.

In a similar way, the polyscopic structuring of information also supports active, exploratory learning.

—Based on a presentation by
Dino Karabeg, Rolf Guescini and Tommy W. Nordeng;
Department for Informatics, University of Oslo, Norway; 2005.
proctocolonoscopy
The visual inspection of the interior of the rectum and the lower colon with a proctoscope or sigmoidoscope.
proctoscope
1. An instrument consisting of a tube or speculum equipped with a light, used to examine the rectum.
2. A tubular medical instrument with an integral light source, used for examining the anal canal and rectum.
proctoscopy
A visual examination of the rectum and the end of the colon with a proctoscope.

The examination is usually done prior to rectal surgery, and it may be a part of the physical examination of a patient with hemorrhoids, rectal bleeding, or other symptoms of a rectal disorder.

proctosigmoidoscope
An instrument for illuminating and viewing the rectum and sigmoid colon.

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-.