[floo-ros-kuh-pee, flaw-, floh-]


the use of or examination by means of a fluoroscope.

Origin of fluoroscopy

First recorded in 1895–1900; fluoro- + -scopy
Related formsfluor·os·co·pist, noun
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Historical Examples of fluoroscopy

  • Associated words: fluoroscope, fluoroscopy, cryptoscopy, cryptoscope.

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    Louis A. Flemming

British Dictionary definitions for fluoroscopy



examination of a person or object by means of a fluoroscope
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Word Origin and History for fluoroscopy

1896, from fluor- (see fluorescence) + -oscopy (see -scope).

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fluoroscopy in Medicine


[flu-rŏskə-pē, flô-]


Examination by means of a fluoroscope.radioscopy
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fluoroscopy in Science



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.
Related formsfluoroscopy noun (flu-rŏskə-pē)
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