bronchoscope

noun

bron·​cho·​scope ˈbräŋ-kə-ˌskōp How to pronounce bronchoscope (audio)
: a usually flexible endoscope for inspecting or passing instruments into the bronchi (as to obtain tissue for biopsy)
bronchoscopic adjective
bronchoscopist noun
bronchoscopy noun

Examples of bronchoscope in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For example, could a robotic bronchoscope do more than just enable the doctor to take a sample of a lesion in someone’s lung? Scientific American Custom Media, Scientific American, 7 Oct. 2022 Ambu introduced the first-ever flexible, single-use bronchoscope 13 years ago, but earlier versions did not meet some of the more advanced needs in bronchoscopy procedures, said Bassel Rifai, Ambu’s chief marketing officer. Lorraine Mirabella, Baltimore Sun, 28 July 2022 Doctors now use a medical device called a bronchoscope to examine a person’s lungs and airways. Washington Post, 1 Apr. 2022 But the bronchoscope’s width and rigidity limits how deep doctors can venture down a patient’s lungs in search of cancerous or other problematic tissues. Washington Post, 1 Apr. 2022 The bronchoscope device is snaked through that breathing tube running from the mouth into the lung. Julie Washington, cleveland, 25 June 2021 So his group is using a pediatric bronchoscope, normally used to examine childrens’ airways, to deposit the virus deep in the monkeys’ lungs. Tim McDonnell, Quartz, 13 Apr. 2020 These include endoscopies, bronchoscopes and other procedures in which tubes or cameras are sent down the throat and are routine in ICUs to look for bleeds or examine the inside of the lungs. Author: Ariana Eunjung Cha, Anchorage Daily News, 25 Mar. 2020 Ambu, a Danish company, is already marketing a disposable bronchoscope, officials said. Roni Caryn Rabin, New York Times, 6 Aug. 2019

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Word History

Etymology

borrowed from German Bronchoskop, from broncho- broncho- + -skop -scope

First Known Use

1899, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bronchoscope was in 1899

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Cite this Entry

“Bronchoscope.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bronchoscope. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

bronchoscope

noun
bron·​cho·​scope ˈbräŋ-kə-ˌskōp How to pronounce bronchoscope (audio)
: a usually flexible endoscope for inspecting and passing instruments into the bronchi (as to obtain tissue for biopsy)

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