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noun, plural bron·chos·co·pies.
  1. an examination by means of a bronchoscope.
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Origin of bronchoscopy

First recorded in 1900–10; broncho- + -scopy
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Historical Examples of bronchoscopy

  • This procedure is described as direct upper tracheoscopy and bronchoscopy.

    Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition.

    Alexander Miles

Word Origin and History for bronchoscopy


from German bronchoskopie (1898), from Latinized comb. form of Greek bronkhia "the bronchial tubes" (plural; see bronchial); also see -scope.

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