-scopy


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

indicating a viewing or observationmicroscopy

Word Origin for -scopy

from Greek -skopia, from skopein to look at
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Medical definitions for -scopy

-scopy

suff.

Viewing; seeing; observation:microscopy.
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