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[floo-ros-kuh-pee, flaw-, floh-] /flʊˈrɒs kə pi, flɔ-, floʊ-/
the use of or examination by means of a fluoroscope.
Origin of fluoroscopy
First recorded in 1895-1900; fluoro- + -scopy
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fluoroscopist, noun Unabridged
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  • Associated words: fluoroscope, fluoroscopy, cryptoscopy, cryptoscope.

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British Dictionary definitions for fluoroscopy


examination of a person or object by means of a fluoroscope
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Word Origin and History for fluoroscopy

1896, from fluor- (see fluorescence) + -oscopy (see -scope).

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fluoroscopy in Medicine

fluoroscopy fluo·ros·co·py (flu-rŏs'kə-pē, flô-)
Examination by means of a fluoroscope. Also called radioscopy.

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fluoroscopy in Science
A radiologic instrument equipped with a fluorescent screen on which opaque internal structures can be viewed as moving shadow images formed by the differential transmission of x-rays through the body.

fluoroscopy noun (fl-rŏs'kə-pē)
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