[ en-dos-kuh-pee ]
/ ɛnˈdɒs kə pi /
noun, plural en·dos·co·pies.
an examination by means of an endoscope.
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Word Origin and History for endoscopy
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Medicine definitions for endoscopy
[ ĕn-dŏs′kə-pē ]
Examination of the interior of a canal or hollow organ by means of an endoscope.
Related formsen•dos′co•pist n.
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Science definitions for endoscopy
[ ĕn′də-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.
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