[ 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.

Origin of laryngoscope

First recorded in 1855–60; laryngo- + -scope
Related formsla·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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for laryngoscope


/ (ləˈrɪŋɡəˌskəʊp) /


a medical instrument for examining the larynx

Derived Formslaryngoscopic (ləˌrɪŋɡəˈskɒpɪk), adjectivelaryngoscopically, adverblaryngoscopist (ˌlærɪŋˈɡɒskəpɪst), nounlaryngoscopy, noun
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Medicine definitions for laryngoscope


[ lə-rĭnggə-skōp′, -rĭnjə- ]


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

Related formsla•ryn′go•scopic (-skŏpĭk) null adj.
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