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Medicine. Visual inspection or examination of one's own organs; specifically = autolaryngoscopy.
2In full internal autoscopy. The visualization or enhanced awareness of one's own internal organs (typically occurring as a symptom of mental illness).
3More fully external autoscopy. A form of visual hallucination in which a person sees an image of himself outside his own body. Later also: = out-of-body experience.
Mid 19th century. From auto- + -scopy. In sense 1 after French autoscopie; compare slightly earlier autolaryngoscopy. In sense 2a after French autoscopie interne.
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