arthroscopy

[ ahr-thros-kuh-pee ]
/ ɑrˈθrɒs kə pi /

noun

the use of an arthroscope to diagnose an injury to or disease of a joint or to perform minor surgery on a joint.

Nearby words

  1. arthropods,
  2. arthropyosis,
  3. arthrosclerosis,
  4. arthroscope,
  5. arthroscopic,
  6. arthrosis,
  7. arthrospore,
  8. arthrostomy,
  9. arthrosynovitis,
  10. arthrotomy

Origin of arthroscopy

First recorded in 1930–35; arthro- + -scopy

Related formsar·thro·scop·ic [ahr-thruh-skop-ik] /ˌɑr θrəˈskɒp ɪk/, adjective

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Word Origin and History for arthroscopic
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Medicine definitions for arthroscopic

arthroscopy

[ är-thrŏskə-pē ]

n.

Examination of the interior of a joint using an endoscope that is inserted into the joint through a small incision.arthroendoscopy
Related formsarthro•scope′ (ärthrə-skōp′) n.ar′thro•scopic (-skŏpĭk) adj.


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Science definitions for arthroscopic

arthroscopy

[ är-thrŏskə-pē ]

Examination of the interior of a joint, such as the knee, using a type of endoscope that is inserted into the joint through a small incision.
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