a combining form used to form abstract action nouns corresponding to nouns with stems ending in -scope:
indicating a viewing or observation: microscopy
Viewing; seeing; observation: microscopy.
noun 1. Mount Scopus, a mountain in central Israel, east of Jerusalem: a N extension of the Mount of Olives; site of the Hebrew University (1925). Height: 834 m (2736 ft)
adjective, Zoology. 1. broom-shaped; brushlike.
noun, plural scopulas, scopulae [skop-yuh-lee] /ˈskɒp yəˌli/ (Show IPA). Zoology. 1. a dense tuft of hairs, as on the feet of certain spiders. noun (pl) -las, -lae (-ˌliː) 1. a small tuft of dense hairs on the legs and chelicerae of some spiders
- Scotopic vision
scotopic vision n. Vision that occurs when the eye is dark-adapted. Also called scotopia.