urethroscope

[ yoo-ree-thruh-skohp ]
/ yʊˈri θrəˌskoʊp /

noun Medicine/Medical.

an apparatus for observing the urethra.

Origin of urethroscope

First recorded in 1865–70; urethro- + -scope

Related forms

u·re·thro·scop·ic [yoo-ree-thruh-skop-ik] /yʊˌri θrəˈskɒp ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for urethroscope

urethroscope

/ (jʊˈriːθrəˌskəʊp) /

noun

a medical instrument for examining the urethra

Derived Forms

urethroscopic (jʊˌriːθrəˈskɒpɪk), adjectiveurethroscopy (ˌjʊərɪˈθrɒskəpɪ), noun

Word Origin for urethroscope

C20: see urethra, -scope
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Medicine definitions for urethroscope

urethroscope

[ yu-rēthrə-skōp′ ]

n.

An instrument for examining the interior of the urethra.

Related forms

u•re′thro•scopic (-skŏpĭk) adj.u′re•throsco•py (yur′ə-thrŏskə-pē) n.
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