- 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
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- a long slender medical instrument used for examining the interior of hollow organs including the lung, stomach, bladder, and bowel
- An instrument for examining visually the interior of a bodily canal or hollow organ such as the colon, bladder, or stomach.
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- 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.
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