-scope

-scope

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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-scope
 
n combining form
indicating an instrument for observing, viewing, or detecting: microscope; stethoscope
 
[from New Latin -scopium, from Greek -skopion, from skopein to look at]
 
-scopic
 
adj combining form

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

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