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endoscope

[en-duh-skohp] /ˈɛn dəˌskoʊp/
noun, Medicine/Medical
1.
a slender, tubular optical instrument used as a viewing system for examining an inner part of the body and, with an attached instrument, for biopsy or surgery.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; endo- + -scope
Related forms
endoscopic
[en-duh-skop-ik] /ˌɛn dəˈskɒp ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
endoscopist
[en-dos-kuh-pist] /ɛnˈdɒs kə pɪst/ (Show IPA),
noun
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British Dictionary definitions for endoscopes

endoscope

/ˈɛndəʊˌskəʊp/
noun
1.
a long slender medical instrument used for examining the interior of hollow organs including the lung, stomach, bladder, and bowel
Derived Forms
endoscopic (ˌɛndəʊˈskɒpɪk) adjective
endoscopist (ɛnˈdɒskəpɪst) noun
endoscopy, noun
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endoscopes in Medicine

endoscope en·do·scope (ěn'də-skōp')
n.
An instrument for examining visually the interior of a bodily canal or hollow organ such as the colon, bladder, or stomach.


en'do·scop'ic (-skŏp'ĭk) adj.
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endoscopes in Science
endoscope
  (ěn'də-skōp')   
A medical instrument used for visual examination of the interior of a body cavity or a hollow organ such as the colon, bladder, or stomach. It is a rigid or flexible tube fitted with lenses, a fiber-optic light source, and often a probe, forceps, suction device, or other apparatus for examination or retrieval of tissue.

endoscopy noun (ěn-dŏs'kə-pē)
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