noun Medicine/Medical.

an instrument for examining the external canal and tympanic membrane of the ear.

Nearby words

  1. otorhinology,
  2. otorrhagia,
  3. otorrhea,
  4. otorrhoea,
  5. otosclerosis,
  6. otoscopic,
  7. otoscopy,
  8. otosteal,
  9. otosteon,
  10. ototomy

Origin of otoscope

First recorded in 1840–50; oto- + -scope

Related formso·to·scop·ic [oh-tuh-skop-ik] /ˌoʊ təˈskɒp ɪk/, adjectiveo·tos·co·py [oh-tos-kuh-pee] /oʊˈtɒs kə pi/, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for otoscopy



another name for auriscope
Derived Formsotoscopic (ˌəʊtəʊˈskɒpɪk), adjective

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Medicine definitions for otoscopy




Examination of the ear by means of an otoscope.




An instrument for examining the interior of the ear, especially the eardrum, consisting essentially of a magnifying lens and a light.auriscope

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