Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

endoscope

play
noun en·do·scope \ˈen-də-ˌskōp\

Definition of endoscope

  1. :  an illuminated usually fiber-optic flexible or rigid tubular instrument for visualizing the interior of a hollow organ or part (as the bladder or esophagus) for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes that typically has one or more channels to enable passage of instruments (as forceps or scissors)

en·dos·co·py play \en-ˈdäs-kə-pē\ noun


Origin of endoscope

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1861


Medical Dictionary

endoscope

play
noun en·do·scope \ˈen-də-ˌskōp\

Medical Definition of endoscope

  1. :  an illuminated usually fiber-optic flexible or rigid tubular instrument for visualizing the interior of a hollow organ or part (as the bladder or esophagus) for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes that typically has one or more channels to enable passage of instruments (as forceps or scissors)

  2. en·dos·co·py \en-ˈdäs-kə-pē\play noun, plural en·dos·co·pies




Learn More about endoscope


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up endoscope? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 7, 2016

a slight offense

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image1037863653

Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?

pince-nez kittly-benders duvet spindrift
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ