endoscopy

[en-dos-kuh-pee]
noun, plural endoscopies.
an examination by means of an endoscope.

Origin:
endo- + -scopy

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endoscope (ˈɛndəʊˌskəʊp)
 
n
a long slender medical instrument used for examining the interior of hollow organs including the lung, stomach, bladder, and bowel
 
endoscopic
 
adj
 
endoscopist
 
n
 
en'doscopy
 
n

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endoscopy
1861, from endo- + -oscopy.
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endoscopy en·dos·co·py (ěn-dŏs'kə-pē)
n.
Examination of the interior of a canal or hollow organ by means of an endoscope.


en·dos'co·pist n.
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endoscope   (ěn'də-skōp')  Pronunciation Key 
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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Example sentences
The gastric tissue biopsy sample is removed during an upper endoscopy.
Gastrostomy feeding tube insertion is done in part using a procedure called endoscopy.
Solid food, especially meat, can become stuck above the stricture and need endoscopy to remove it.
If your physician suspects the condition after a negative test result, he or she will follow-up with an endoscopy.
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