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gastroscope

[ gas-truh-skohp ]
/ ˈgæs trəˌskoʊp /
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noun Medicine/Medical.

a lighted flexible tubular instrument passed through the mouth for examining the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum.

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Origin of gastroscope

First recorded in 1885–90; gastro- + -scope

OTHER WORDS FROM gastroscope

gas·tro·scop·ic [gas-truh-skop-ik], /ˌgæs trəˈskɒp ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for gastroscope

gastroscope
/ (ˈɡæstrəˌskəʊp) /

noun

a medical instrument for examining the interior of the stomach

Derived forms of gastroscope

gastroscopic (ˌɡæstrəˈskɒpɪk), adjectivegastroscopist (ɡæsˈtrɒskəpɪst), noungastroscopy, noun
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Medical definitions for gastroscope

gastroscope
[ găstrə-skōp′ ]

n.

An endoscope for examining the inner surface of the stomach.

Other words from gastroscope

gas′tro•scopic (-skŏpĭk) adj.gas•trosco•pist (gă-strŏskə-pĭst) n.gas•trosco•py (-kə-pē) n.
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