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telescope

Pronunciation: tel'e-skop

Definition:

  1. An optic instrument used to visualize or photograph distant or out-of-view objects through magnification of the image or angulation of the reflected light. In medicine, usually combined with endoscopy.
  2. Enclosure such that smaller segments collapse into larger.

[tele- + G. skopeo, to view]

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