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fetoscope

[ fee-tuh-skohp ]
/ ˈfi təˌskoʊp /
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noun
a tubular fiberoptic instrument used for diagnostic examination of the fetus and interior of the uterus.
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Origin of fetoscope

First recorded in 1970–75; fet(us) + -o- + -scope

OTHER WORDS FROM fetoscope

fe·to·scop·ic [fee-tuh-skop-ik], /ˌfi təˈskɒp ɪk/, adjectivefe·tos·co·pist [fee-tos-kuh-pist], /ˌfiˈtɒs kə pɪst/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for fetoscope

fetoscope
/ (ˈfiːtəʊˌskəʊp) /

noun
a fibreoptic instrument that can be passed through the abdomen of a pregnant woman to enable examination of the fetus and withdrawal of blood for sampling in prenatal diagnosis

Derived forms of fetoscope

fetoscopy (fiːˈtɒskəpɪ), noun
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Medical definitions for fetoscope

fetoscope
[ fētə-skōp′ ]

n.
A flexible fiber-optic device used to view a fetus in utero.
A type of stethoscope designed for listening to the fetal heartbeat.

Other words from fetoscope

fe•tosco•py (fē-tŏskə-pē) n.
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