phaneroscopy

noun phan·er·os·co·py \ˌfanəˈräskəpē\

Definition of phaneroscopy

plural

-es

  1. :  the formal analysis of appearances apart from the questions of to whom they appear and of their material content that discovers broad classes of appearances, describes their features, proves that a short list of classes is exhaustive, and enumerates the principal subdivisions of the categories

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Origin and Etymology of phaneroscopy

phaner- + -scopy


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