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-scope

1.
a combining form meaning “instrument for viewing,” used in the formation of compound words:
telescope.
Compare -scopy.
Origin
< Neo-Latin -scopium < Greek -skopion, -skopeion, equivalent to skop(eîn) to look at (akin to sképtesthai to look, view carefully; cf. skeptic) + -ion, -eion noun suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for -scope

-scope

combining form
1.
indicating an instrument for observing, viewing, or detecting: microscope, stethoscope
Derived Forms
-scopic, combining_form:in_adjective
Word Origin
from New Latin -scopium, from Greek -skopion, from skopein to look at
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Word Origin and History for -scope

word-forming element indicating "an instrument for seeing," from Late Latin -scopium, from Greek -skopion, from skopein "to look at, examine" (see scope (n.1)).

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-scope in Medicine

-scope suff.
An instrument for viewing or observing: bronchoscope.

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