laryngoscope

[ luh-ring-guh-skohp ]
/ ləˈrɪŋ gəˌskoʊp /

noun Medicine/Medical.

a rigid or flexible endoscope passed through the mouth and equipped with a source of light and magnification, for examining and performing local diagnostic and surgical procedures on the larynx.

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Origin of laryngoscope

First recorded in 1855–60; laryngo- + -scope

OTHER WORDS FROM laryngoscope

la·ryn·go·scop·ic [luh-ring-guh-skop-ik], /ləˌrɪŋ gəˈskɒp ɪk/, adjectivela·ryn·gos·co·pist [lar-ing-gos-kuh-pist], /ˌlær ɪŋˈgɒs kə pɪst/, nounpre·la·ryn·go·scop·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for laryngoscope

laryngoscope
/ (ləˈrɪŋɡəˌskəʊp) /

noun

a medical instrument for examining the larynx

Derived forms of laryngoscope

laryngoscopic (ləˌrɪŋɡəˈskɒpɪk), adjectivelaryngoscopically, adverblaryngoscopist (ˌlærɪŋˈɡɒskəpɪst), nounlaryngoscopy, noun
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Medical definitions for laryngoscope

laryngoscope
[ lə-rĭnggə-skōp′, -rĭnjə- ]

n.

A tubular endoscope that is inserted through the mouth and into the larynx and that is used for examining the interior of the larynx.

Other words from laryngoscope

la•ryn′go•scopic (-skŏpĭk) null adj.
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