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.

Nearby words

  1. laryngophony,
  2. laryngoplasty,
  3. laryngoplegia,
  4. laryngoptosis,
  5. laryngorhinology,
  6. laryngoscopy,
  7. laryngospasm,
  8. laryngostenosis,
  9. laryngostomy,
  10. laryngotomy

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



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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