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laryngoscope

[ luh-ring-guh-skohp ]

noun

, Medicine/Medical.
  1. 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.


laryngoscope

/ ləˌrɪŋɡəˈskɒpɪk; ləˈrɪŋɡəˌskəʊp; ˌlærɪŋˈɡɒskəpɪst /

noun

  1. a medical instrument for examining the larynx


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Derived Forms

  • laryngoscopist, noun
  • ˌlarynˈgoscopy, noun
  • laˌryngoˈscopically, adverb
  • laryngoscopic, adjective
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Other Words From

  • la·ryn·go·scop·ic [l, uh, -ring-g, uh, -, skop, -ik], adjective
  • la·ryn·gos·co·pist [lar-ing-, gos, -k, uh, -pist], noun
  • prela·ryngo·scopic adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of laryngoscope1

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

Still, as before said, the laryngoscope does not reveal all the secrets of voice-production.

He had no opportunity of examining her throat with the laryngoscope, nor of observing her throat action in any other way.

The throat usually becomes tractable after one or two trials with the laryngoscope.

People usually have some such difficulty the first time they submit to examination with the laryngoscope.

This transition period lasted, roughly speaking, till the invention of the laryngoscope in 1855.

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