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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.
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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
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Examples from the Web for laryngoscope

Historical Examples

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

    The Child-Voice in Singing

    Francis E. Howard

  • He did not examine me with the stethoscope or the laryngoscope.

    The Poet at the Breakfast Table

    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

  • Czermak mentions it first in his observations with the laryngoscope.

  • The laryngoscope should not, in fact, leave the hands of the physician.

    The Voice

    Frank E. Miller

  • But when the laryngoscope is brought into use, then comes a revelation.

British Dictionary definitions for laryngoscope


  1. a medical instrument for examining the larynx
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Derived Formslaryngoscopic (ləˌrɪŋɡəˈskɒpɪk), adjectivelaryngoscopically, adverblaryngoscopist (ˌlærɪŋˈɡɒskəpɪst), nounlaryngoscopy, noun
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laryngoscope in Medicine


(lə-rĭnggə-skōp′, -rĭnjə-)
  1. A tubular endoscope that is inserted through the mouth and into the larynx and that is used for examining the interior of the larynx.
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Related formsla•ryn′go•scopic (-skŏpĭk) null adj.
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