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fluoroscope

[floo r-uh-skohp, flawr-, flohr-] /ˈflʊər əˌskoʊp, ˈflɔr-, ˈfloʊr-/
noun
1.
a tube or box fitted with a screen coated with a fluorescent substance, used for viewing objects, especially deep body structures, by means of x-ray or other radiation.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900, Americanism; fluoro- + -scope
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Examples from the web for fluoroscope
  • Here he perfected the phonograph, the movie projector, and the fluoroscope.
  • Activate the fluoroscope and allow the system to stabilize.
  • All legal materials and briefcases will be searched for contraband and processed through the fluoroscope.
British Dictionary definitions for fluoroscope

fluoroscope

/ˈflʊərəˌskəʊp/
noun
1.
a device consisting of a fluorescent screen and an X-ray source that enables an X-ray image of an object, person, or part to be observed directly
Derived Forms
fluoroscopic (ˌflʊərəˈskɒpɪk) adjective
fluoroscopically, adverb
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fluoroscope in Medicine

fluoroscope fluor·o·scope (flur'ə-skōp', flôr'-)
n.
A device equipped with a fluorescent screen on which the internal structures of an optically opaque object, such as the human body, may be continuously viewed as shadowy images formed by the differential transmission of x-rays through the object. v. fluor·o·scoped, fluor·o·scop·ing, fluor·o·scopes
To examine the interior of a body with a fluoroscope.


fluor'o·scop'ic (-skŏp'ĭk) adj.
fluor'o·scop'i·cal·ly adv.
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fluoroscope in Science
fluoroscope
  (fl-rŏs'kə-pē)   
A radiologic instrument equipped with a fluorescent screen on which opaque internal structures can be viewed as moving shadow images formed by the differential transmission of x-rays through the body.

fluoroscopy noun (fl-rŏs'kə-pē)
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Encyclopedia Article for fluoroscope

instrument consisting of a surface containing chemicals called phosphors that glow when struck by X rays or gamma rays; it is used to transform images made up of invisible radiations into visible light. In a procedure called fluoroscopy, a beam of penetrating radiation is passed through parts of the body; transmitted radiation forms an image of the internal organs in motion on a screen for viewing. Fluoroscopes are also used for the examination of, and search for flaws in, raw and manufactured materials and welded joints

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