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-scopy

  1. a combining form used to form abstract action nouns corresponding to nouns with stems ending in -scope: telescopy.
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Origin of -scopy

< Greek skopía watching. See -scope, -y3
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British Dictionary definitions for -scopy

-scopy

n combining form
  1. indicating a viewing or observationmicroscopy
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Word Origin

from Greek -skopia, from skopein to look at
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Word Origin and History for -scopy

word-forming element meaning "viewing, examining, observing," from Modern Latin -scopium, from Greek -skopion, from skopein "to look at, examine" (see scope (n.1)).

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-scopy in Medicine

-scopy

suff.
  1. Viewing; seeing; observation:microscopy.
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