Definition of autoscopy in English:

autoscopy

noun

  • 1Medicine. 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".

Origin

Mid 19th century. From auto- + -scopy. In sense 1 after French autoscopie; compare slightly earlier autolaryngoscopy. In sense 2a after French autoscopie interne.

Pronunciation

autoscopy

/ɔːˈtɒskəpi/