adjective \ˌpa-ˈnäp-tik\

Definition of PANOPTIC

:  being or presenting a comprehensive or panoramic view <a panoptic view of the city>

Origin of PANOPTIC

Greek panoptēs all-seeing, from pan- + opsesthai to be going to see — more at optic
First Known Use: 1826

Rhymes with PANOPTIC


adjective \(ˈ)pan-ˈäp-tik\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PANOPTIC

: permitting everything to be seen <microscopic study of tissues treated with a panoptic stain>


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