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laryngoscope

[luh-ring-guh-skohp] /ləˈrɪŋ gəˌskoʊp/
noun, Medicine/Medical
1.
a rigid or flexible endoscope passed through the mouth and equipped with a source of light and magnification, for examining and performing local diagnostic and surgical procedures on the larynx.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; laryngo- + -scope
Related forms
laryngoscopic
[luh-ring-guh-skop-ik] /ləˌrɪŋ gəˈskɒp ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
laryngoscopist
[lar-ing-gos-kuh-pist] /ˌlær ɪŋˈgɒs kə pɪst/ (Show IPA),
noun
prelaryngoscopic, adjective
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Examples for laryngoscope
  • With the laryngoscope many other structures can be seen.
  • Objects stuck in the airway may be removed with a laryngoscope or bronchoscope.
  • If the patient is a swimmer, they go to a pool, laryngoscope at the ready.
  • New single use laryngoscope metal blades are available for intubation.
British Dictionary definitions for laryngoscope

laryngoscope

/ləˈrɪŋɡəˌskəʊp/
noun
1.
a medical instrument for examining the larynx
Derived Forms
laryngoscopic (ləˌrɪŋɡəˈskɒpɪk) adjective
laryngoscopically, adverb
laryngoscopist (ˌlærɪŋˈɡɒskəpɪst) noun
laryngoscopy, noun
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laryngoscope in Medicine

laryngoscope la·ryn·go·scope (lə-rĭng'gə-skōp', -rĭn'jə-)
n.
A tubular endoscope that is inserted through the mouth and into the larynx and that is used for examining the interior of the larynx.


la·ryn'go·scop'ic (-skŏp'ĭk) or la·ryn'go·scop'i·cal adj.
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