Definition of autoscopy in English:


Pronunciation /ɔːˈtɒskəpi/


  • 1Medicine
    Visual inspection or examination of one's own organs; specifically = autolaryngoscopy .

  • 2Psychology Psychiatry
    In 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".


Mid 19th century. From auto- + -scopy.