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noun Medicine/Medical.
  1. a lighted, flexible tubular instrument that is inserted into the trachea for diagnosis and for removing inhaled objects.
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Origin of bronchoscope

First recorded in 1895–1900; broncho- + -scope
Related formsbron·cho·scop·ic [brong-kuh-skop-ik] /ˌbrɒŋ kəˈskɒp ɪk/, adjectivebron·chos·co·pist [brong-kos-kuh-pist] /brɒŋˈkɒs kə pɪst/, noun
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Historical Examples of bronchoscope

  • By the passage of bougies through a bronchoscope a stricture of the bronchus has been relieved in a similar manner.

    A System of Operative Surgery, Volume IV (of 4)


British Dictionary definitions for bronchoscope


  1. an instrument for examining and providing access to the interior of the bronchial tubes
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Derived Formsbronchoscopic (ˌbrɒŋkəˈskɒpɪk), adjectivebronchoscopist (brɒŋˈkɒskəpɪst), nounbronchoscopy, noun
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bronchoscope in Medicine


  1. An endoscope for inspecting the interior of the tracheobronchial tree.
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Related formsbron′cho•scopic (-skŏpĭk) adj.bron•chosco•py (-kŏskə-pē) n.
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