endoscope

[ en-duh-skohp ]
/ ˈɛn dəˌskoʊp /

noun Medicine/Medical.

a slender, tubular optical instrument used as a viewing system for examining an inner part of the body and, with an attached instrument, for biopsy or surgery.

Origin of endoscope

First recorded in 1860–65; endo- + -scope

OTHER WORDS FROM endoscope

en·do·scop·ic [en-duh-skop-ik] /ˌɛn dəˈskɒp ɪk/, adjectiveen·dos·co·pist [en-dos-kuh-pist] /ɛnˈdɒs kə pɪst/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for endoscope

endoscope
/ (ˈɛndəʊˌskəʊp) /

noun

a long slender medical instrument used for examining the interior of hollow organs including the lung, stomach, bladder, and bowel

Derived forms of endoscope

endoscopic (ˌɛndəʊˈskɒpɪk), adjectiveendoscopist (ɛnˈdɒskəpɪst), nounendoscopy, noun
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Medical definitions for endoscope

endoscope
[ ĕndə-skōp′ ]

n.

An instrument for examining visually the interior of a bodily canal or hollow organ such as the colon, bladder, or stomach.

Other words from endoscope

en′do•scopic (-skŏpĭk) adj.
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Scientific definitions for endoscope

endoscope
[ ĕndə-skōp′ ]

A medical instrument used for visual examination of the interior of a body cavity or a hollow organ such as the colon, bladder, or stomach. It is a rigid or flexible tube fitted with lenses, a fiber-optic light source, and often a probe, forceps, suction device, or other apparatus for examination or retrieval of tissue.

Other words from endoscope

endoscopy noun (ĕn-dŏskə-pē)
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