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[en-dos-kuh-pee] /ɛnˈdɒs kə pi/
noun, plural endoscopies.
an examination by means of an endoscope.
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Examples from the web for endoscopy
  • 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.
Word Origin and History for endoscopy

1861, from endo- + -oscopy (see -scope).

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endoscopy in Medicine

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

en·dos'co·pist n.
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endoscopy in Science
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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