fluoroscope

[floor-uh-skohp, flawr-, flohr-]
noun
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, Americanism; fluoro- + -scope

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fluoroscope (ˈflʊərəˌskəʊp)
 
n
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
 
fluoroscopic
 
adj
 
fluoro'scopically
 
adv

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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   (fl-rŏs'kə-pē)  Pronunciation Key 
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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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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Example sentences
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.
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