endoscope


en·do·scope

noun \ˈen-də-ˌskōp\

Definition of ENDOSCOPE

:  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 \en-ˈdäs-kə-pē\ noun

Origin of ENDOSCOPE

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1861

en·do·scope

noun \ˈen-də-ˌskōp\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ENDOSCOPE

: 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 \en-ˈdäs-kə-pē\ noun, plural en·dos·co·pies

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