[ floo r-uh-skohp, flawr-, flohr- ]
/ ˈflʊər əˌskoʊp, ˈflɔr-, ˈfloʊr- /


a tube or box fitted with a screen coated with a fluorescent substance, used for viewing objects, especially deep body structures, by means of x-ray or other radiation.

Origin of fluoroscope

An Americanism dating back to 1895–1900; fluoro- + -scope
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British Dictionary definitions for fluoroscope

/ (ˈflʊərəˌskəʊp) /


a device consisting of a fluorescent screen and an X-ray source that enables an X-ray image of an object, person, or part to be observed directly

Derived forms of fluoroscope

fluoroscopic (ˌflʊərəˈskɒpɪk), adjectivefluoroscopically, adverb
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Medicine definitions for fluoroscope

[ flurə-skōp′, flôr- ]


A device equipped with a fluorescent screen on which the internal structures of an optically opaque object, such as the human body, may be continuously viewed as shadowy images formed by the differential transmission of x-rays through the object.


To examine the interior of a body with a fluoroscope.

Other words from fluoroscope

fluor′o•scopic (-skŏpĭk) adj.
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Science definitions for fluoroscope

[ flu-rŏskə-pē ]

A radiologic instrument equipped with a fluorescent screen on which opaque internal structures can be viewed as moving shadow images formed by the differential transmission of x-rays through the body.

Other words from fluoroscope

fluoroscopy noun (flu-rŏskə-pē)
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