adspektorisch

English translation: externally / visually

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German term or phrase:adspektorisch
English translation:externally / visually
Entered by: IanW (X)

15:58 Oct 28, 2004
German to English translations [PRO]
Medical - Zoology / Tortoises
German term or phrase: adspektorisch
"Wenn die Gliedmaßen in den Panzer gedrückt werden, erkennt man übermäßigen Fettansatz am Hervortreten der Fettdepots. Anschließend wird die Haut adspektorisch untersucht."

The above sentence is a rather medical one which found its way into an otherwise relatively straightforward text about pet specifications. The word "adspektorisch" gets 150 hits in Google, but I simply cannot find an English equivalent.

Would be very grateful for any suggestions.

Many thanks


Ian
IanW (X)
Local time: 21:27
externally
Explanation:
though does not sound very technically but seems to be it


... Sollten die Tiere nur adspektorisch, dh durch äußere Betrachtung, untersucht und
anschließend wieder mitgenommen werden, ist eine ausreichende Wärme- bzw. ...


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Note added at 5 mins (2004-10-28 16:04:10 GMT)
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maybe even *visually*
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EdithK
Switzerland
Local time: 21:27
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Thanks Edith et al
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externally


Explanation:
though does not sound very technically but seems to be it


... Sollten die Tiere nur adspektorisch, dh durch äußere Betrachtung, untersucht und
anschließend wieder mitgenommen werden, ist eine ausreichende Wärme- bzw. ...


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Note added at 5 mins (2004-10-28 16:04:10 GMT)
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maybe even *visually*


    Reference: http://www.aquarium-bbs.de/fisch/krankhei/prdizfkr.htm
EdithK
Switzerland
Local time: 21:27
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 30
Grading comment
Thanks Edith et al

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Olaf Reibedanz: Yes, "visually"! From the Latin "adspicere" (= to look at) :-)
8 mins
  -> Thanks.

agree  Eckhard Boehle: "visually examined / inspected" acc. to Mack Dic. Vet. Sci.
12 mins
  -> Thanks.

agree  Kathinka van de Griendt
43 mins

agree  Ian M-H (X): Yup, visually - "gebenenfalls mit der Lupe": http://www.azvogelzucht.de/board/showtopic.php3?threadid=558...
1 hr

agree  Erik Macki: Yes, "visually" is best. But "externally" in fact works just fine in this context as well.
2 hrs
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