from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • suffix An instrument for viewing or observing: bronchoscope.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • suffix Used to make terms denoting an instrument used for viewing or examination.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A combining form usually signifying an instrument for viewing (with the eye) or observing (in any way).


New Latin -scopium, from Greek -skopion, from skopein, to see; see spek- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Ancient Greek σκοπέω (skopeo, "examine, inspect, look to or into, consider"). (Wiktionary)


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