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episcope

a skin surface microscope that uses the technology of epiluminescence microscopy (the application of oil to produce translucence of the epidermis on a skin lesion). The episcope is placed gently over the lesion to observe its general appearance, surface, pigment pattern, border, and depigmentation.
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Patriarch Pavle approached this issue based on the consent of all Orthodox churches (Decision of the Orthodox Primates in 1992), taking into account the positions of both the SOC's episcopes and believers and Yugoslav state.
The operator can have a direct view of the surrounding scenario through seven episcopes located in the lower part of the turret, though an eighth larger episcope covers the frontal 45[degrees] angle.
To provide him with a good situational awareness the vehicle is not equipped with typical tracked APC episcopes, but with an elevated dome with windows on 180[degrees], ensuring good visibility front and left and lesser visibility on the right.
Compared to most infantry fighting vehicles of its category, the Pars 8x8 features a side-by-side seating front cabin for the driver and commander who can control the surroundings on their flat screens with imaging provided by the front and rear thermal and CCD cameras, though three front and two side episcopes provide direct vision.