-opsy

1

a combining form occurring in compound words denoting a medical examination or inspection: biopsy; necropsy.

Nearby words

  1. -onym,
  2. -oon,
  3. -opia,
  4. -opsia,
  5. -opsis,
  6. -opy,
  7. -or,
  8. -orama,
  9. -orexia,
  10. -orial

Origin of -opsy

1
generalized from autopsy

-opsy

2

variant of -opsia: achromatopsy.
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Medicine definitions for -opsy

-opsy

suff.

Examination:biopsy.

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