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)