Origin of arthroscope Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for arthroscope


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



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.


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