Scopus

noun Sco·pus \ˈskōpəs\

Definition of Scopus

  1. :  the type genus of Scopidae consisting of the umbrette

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Origin and Etymology of scopus

New Latin, probably from Greek skopos watcher — more at scope


-scopus

noun combining form -sco·pus \skəpəs\

Definition of -scopus

  1. :  one that watches —in generic names

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Origin and Etymology of -scopus

New Latin, from Greek skopos


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