fluo·​ro·​scope | \ ˈflu̇r-ə-ˌskōp How to pronounce fluoroscope (audio) , ˈflȯr- \

Definition of fluoroscope

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: an instrument used for observing the internal structure of an opaque object (such as the living body) by means of X-rays


fluoroscoped; fluoroscoping

Definition of fluoroscope (Entry 2 of 2)

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Other Words from fluoroscope


fluoroscopic \ ˌflu̇r-​ə-​ˈskä-​pik How to pronounce fluoroscopic (audio) , ˌflȯr-​ \ adjective
fluoroscopically \ ˌflu̇r-​ə-​ˈskä-​pi-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce fluoroscopically (audio) , ˌflȯr-​ \ adverb
fluoroscopist \ flu̇-​ˈrä-​skə-​pist How to pronounce fluoroscopist (audio) , flȯ-​ \ noun
fluoroscopy \ flu̇-​ˈrä-​skə-​pē How to pronounce fluoroscopy (audio) , flȯ-​ \ noun

Examples of fluoroscope in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Then, guided by X-ray images from a fluoroscope, a surgeon manually threads the wire through the body, up into the brain and maneuvers it to remove the blockage. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "‘Robotic Worm’ Could Be the Future of Stroke Care," 30 Aug. 2019 That type of platform would allow surgeons to control the process using a joystick in a spot away from the fluoroscope radiation—or even from a different city. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "‘Robotic Worm’ Could Be the Future of Stroke Care," 30 Aug. 2019 The only technology available at Fenway Park for an examination was a fluoroscope. Los Angeles Times, "Dodgers’ Chris Taylor could miss four to six weeks with fractured left forearm," 15 July 2019 Pinpoint accuracy is ensured with the use of a fluoroscope, hailed as a breakthrough piece of medical equipment. Joyce Wiswell For The Knee Institute, Detroit Free Press, "Avoid knee surgery with cutting-edge therapies," 14 Mar. 2018 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Clinic patients will be referred for digital and 3D mammograms, CT scans, MRIs, ultrasounds, general X-rays and fluoroscope imaging. Ron Hurtibise, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Cleveland Clinic readies new $53 million Coral Springs Family Health Center," 13 July 2018

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First Known Use of fluoroscope


1896, in the meaning defined above


1898, in the meaning defined above

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“Fluoroscope.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Fluoroscopy. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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flu·​o·​ro·​scope | \ ˈflu̇r-ə-ˌskōp How to pronounce fluoroscope (audio) \

Medical Definition of fluoroscope

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: an instrument used chiefly in industry and in medical diagnosis for observing the internal structure of opaque objects (as the living body) by means of the shadow cast by the object examined upon a fluorescent screen when placed between the screen and a source of X-rays

Other Words from fluoroscope

fluoroscopic \ ˌflu̇r-​ə-​ˈskäp-​ik How to pronounce fluoroscopic (audio) \ adjective
fluoroscopically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce fluoroscopically (audio) \ adverb
fluoroscopist \ ˌflu̇(-​ə)r-​ˈäs-​kə-​pəst How to pronounce fluoroscopist (audio) \ noun
fluoroscopy \ -​pē How to pronounce fluoroscopy (audio) \ noun, plural fluoroscopies


transitive verb
fluoroscoped; fluoroscoping

Medical Definition of fluoroscope (Entry 2 of 2)

: to examine by fluoroscopy

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