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arthroscope

[ahr-thruh-skohp]
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noun
  1. a tubelike instrument utilizing fiber optics to examine and treat the inside of a joint.
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Origin of arthroscope

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British Dictionary definitions for arthroscope

arthroscope

noun
  1. a tubular instrument that is inserted into the capsule of a joint to examine the joint, extract tissue, etc
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Derived Formsarthroscopic, adjectivearthroscopy (ɑːˈθrɒskəpɪ), noun
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arthroscope in Culture

arthroscope

[(ahr-thruh-skohp)]

A surgical instrument that uses fiber optics to allow physicians to see and perform surgery inside joints. The surgery involves only the insertion of a small tube into the joint.

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Note

Arthroscopic surgery allows rapid recovery, and one often sees it mentioned with regard to injuries of athletes.
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