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otoscope

[oh-tuh-skohp] /ˈoʊ təˌskoʊp/
noun, Medicine/Medical
1.
an instrument for examining the external canal and tympanic membrane of the ear.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; oto- + -scope
Related forms
otoscopic
[oh-tuh-skop-ik] /ˌoʊ təˈskɒp ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
otoscopy
[oh-tos-kuh-pee] /oʊˈtɒs kə pi/ (Show IPA),
noun
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Examples from the web for otoscope
  • The doctor will look in your ear with an instrument called an otoscope.
  • The health care provider looks inside the ears using an instrument called an otoscope.
  • Laparoscopic salpingo-oophorectomy using otoscope in pups.
  • If the nurse has access to an otoscope, the nurse may check the student's ears for possible fluid, infection or excessive cerumen.
British Dictionary definitions for otoscope

otoscope

/ˈəʊtəʊˌskəʊp/
noun
1.
another name for auriscope
Derived Forms
otoscopic (ˌəʊtəʊˈskɒpɪk) adjective
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otoscope in Medicine

otoscope o·to·scope (ō'tə-skōp')
n.
An instrument for examining the interior of the ear, especially the eardrum, consisting essentially of a magnifying lens and a light. Also called auriscope.

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