[ ahr-thros-kuh-pee ]

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

Origin of arthroscopy

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

Other words from arthroscopy

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

Words Nearby arthroscopy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use arthroscopy in a sentence

Scientific definitions for arthroscopy


[ är-thrŏskə-pē ]

  1. 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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