- an examination by means of an endoscope.
Origin of endoscopy
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Word Origin and History for endoscopy
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Examination of the interior of a canal or hollow organ by means of an endoscope.
- 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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