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

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

anoscopy
Examination of the anus and lower rectum with an anoscope.
anosigmoidoscopy
The endoscopic examination of the anus, rectum, and sigmoid colon.
anthroposcopy (s) (noun), anthroposcopies (pl)
1. The judgment of the human body form by visual inspection.
2. The inspection of the physical features of a person with the purpose of judging his or her mental and moral characteristics.
3. The determination of characteristics or personality from the human body shape and facial features; a technique used in earlier studies but now discredited.
antiskeptic
People who believe everything they hear.
arthroendoscopy (s) (noun), arthroendoscopies (pl)
The introduction of a thin fiberoptic instrument into the space of a joint so direct visualization of the internal structures can be accomplished: In some medical procedures, surgical repair can be more successfully performed by using arthroendoscopy for better viewing.
arthroscope (s) (noun), arthroscopes (pl)
A type of optic tube made of fiber that is inserted into a joint for visual examination: The arthroscope is designed to allow passage of surgical instruments, which permits concurrent surgery within a connecting link between bones.
arthroscopy (s) (noun), arthroscopies (pl)
1. A minimally invasive operation to repair a damaged union between bones: Sam's surgeon examined the joint with an arthroscope while making repairs through a small incision.
2. An alternative to surgical incision and creation of an open surgical wound: The procedures of arthroscopies may be done under either local or general anesthesia; however, infections, bleeding into the joints, swellings, ruptures of the soft tissues which line the non-cartilaginous surfaces within these areas, and other related injuries are possible.
astigmatoscope, astigmatoscopy
An instrument for observing, measuring, and determining the presence and severity of astigmatism of an eye which is a common form of visual impairment in which part of an image is blurred.
astroscope
An astronomical instrument, composed of two cones, on whose surface the constellations, with their stars, are delineated, by means of which the stars may be easily known.
astroscopy
The observation of the stars.
auriscope
An instrument for inspecting, or examining, the ears; also known as, an otoscope.

The source of illumination of an auriscope may be incorporated into the instrument; such as, in the "electric auriscope"; or it may be an independent light which is reflected into the ear by means of a forehead mirror.

auriscopy
Examination of the ears with an auriscope.
auroscope
A medical instrument consisting of a magnifying lens and light; used for examining the external ear (the auditory meatus and especially the tympanic membrane).
auscultoscope, phonendoscope
A stethoscopic device that intensifies auscultatory sounds, consisting of a shallow metal cup closed by a diaphragm.
autechoscope
An instrument for self-auscultation.

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-.