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)

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Other Words from bronchoscope

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

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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,, "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,, "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

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First Known Use of bronchoscope

1899, in the meaning defined above

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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)

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