bronchoscope

noun
bron·cho·scope | \ˈbräŋ-kə-ˌskōp \

Definition of bronchoscope 

: a usually flexible endoscope for inspecting or passing instruments into the bronchi (as to obtain tissue for biopsy)

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from bronchoscope

bronchoscopic \ˌbräŋ-kə-ˈskä-pik \ adjective
bronchoscopist \brän-ˈkäs-kə-pist, bräŋ- \ noun
bronchoscopy \-pē \ noun

Examples of bronchoscope in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

In suitable patients, two to eight Zephyr valves are strategically placed in airways using a bronchoscope – a tube with a light and small camera that is threaded through the mouth into the lung. Marie Mccullough, Philly.com, "Temple-led study of lung-shrinking valves offers new hope for advanced emphysema," 22 May 2018 By inserting a thin tube (a bronchoscope) down the throat and into the lungs, doctors can examine them using a fluorescent light attached to the top of the scope. Claire Altschuler, chicagotribune.com, "Racing against cancer: New efforts to save lives with early detection," 21 May 2018 Under sedation, a small catheter is introduced through a bronchoscope to deliver a safe amount of heat to reduce excess smooth muscle in the lungs. Tracy Maness, Houston Chronicle, "Treatment helps adults manage asthma at Memorial Hermann Greater Heights," 30 Apr. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'bronchoscope.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of bronchoscope

1899, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bronchoscope

International Scientific Vocabulary

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about bronchoscope

Share bronchoscope

Statistics for bronchoscope

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for bronchoscope

The first known use of bronchoscope was in 1899

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for bronchoscope

bronchoscope

noun
bron·cho·scope | \ˈbräŋ-kə-ˌskōp \

Medical Definition of bronchoscope 

: a usually flexible endoscope for inspecting and passing instruments into the bronchi (as to obtain tissue for biopsy)

More from Merriam-Webster on bronchoscope

See words that rhyme with bronchoscope

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about bronchoscope

Comments on bronchoscope

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

WORD OF THE DAY

exaggeratedly or childishly emotional

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

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

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!