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fiber optics

noun plural

Medical Definition of fiber optics

  1. 1:  thin transparent fibers of glass or plastic that are enclosed by material of a lower index of refraction and that transmit light throughout their length by internal reflections; also :  a bundle of such fibers used in an instrument (as an endoscope)

  2. 2singular in construction :  the technique of the use of fiber optics

fiber–optic or chiefly British fibre–optic \ˈfī-bə-ˌräp-tik\play adjective


Variants of fiber optics

or chiefly British fibre optics

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