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[luh-ring-guh-skohp] /ləˈrɪŋ gəˌskoʊp/
noun, Medicine/Medical.
a rigid or flexible endoscope passed through the mouth and equipped with a source of light and magnification, for examining and performing local diagnostic and surgical procedures on the larynx.
Origin of laryngoscope
First recorded in 1855-60; laryngo- + -scope
Related forms
[luh-ring-guh-skop-ik] /ləˌrɪŋ gəˈskɒp ɪk/ (Show IPA),
[lar-ing-gos-kuh-pist] /ˌlær ɪŋˈgɒs kə pɪst/ (Show IPA),
prelaryngoscopic, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for laryngoscope
Historical Examples
  • Still, as before said, the laryngoscope does not reveal all the secrets of voice-production.

    The Child-Voice in Singing Francis E. Howard
  • He did not examine me with the stethoscope or the laryngoscope.

    The Poet at the Breakfast Table Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • Czermak mentions it first in his observations with the laryngoscope.

    The Voice in Singing Emma Seiler
  • The laryngoscope should not, in fact, leave the hands of the physician.

    The Voice Frank E. Miller
  • But when the laryngoscope is brought into use, then comes a revelation.

  • Shows the larynx as it may be seen only by the use of the laryngoscope.

  • He undertook to apply the laryngoscope (previously invented by the Englishman, Liston) to the larynx in the act of singing.

    The Voice in Singing Emma Seiler
  • In using it upon oneself, there is need of a second mirror, which must be so held that the image may be seen in the laryngoscope.

    The Voice in Singing Emma Seiler
  • Czermak likewise describes this process in his pathological investigations, and also a similar one with the laryngoscope.

    The Voice in Singing Emma Seiler
  • He had no opportunity of examining her throat with the laryngoscope, nor of observing her throat action in any other way.

    The Psychology of Singing

    David C. Taylor
British Dictionary definitions for laryngoscope


a medical instrument for examining the larynx
Derived Forms
laryngoscopic (ləˌrɪŋɡəˈskɒpɪk) adjective
laryngoscopically, adverb
laryngoscopist (ˌlærɪŋˈɡɒskəpɪst) noun
laryngoscopy, noun
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laryngoscope in Medicine

laryngoscope la·ryn·go·scope (lə-rĭng'gə-skōp', -rĭn'jə-)
A tubular endoscope that is inserted through the mouth and into the larynx and that is used for examining the interior of the larynx.

la·ryn'go·scop'ic (-skŏp'ĭk) or la·ryn'go·scop'i·cal adj.
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