Definition of autoscopy in English:

autoscopy

noun

  • 1Medicine
    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.

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/