bronchoscope

noun
bron·​cho·​scope | \ ˈbräŋ-kə-ˌskōp How to pronounce bronchoscope (audio) \

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 How to pronounce bronchoscope (audio) \ adjective
bronchoscopist \ brän-​ˈkä-​skə-​pist How to pronounce bronchoscope (audio) , bräŋ-​ \ noun
bronchoscopy \ brän-​ˈkä-​skə-​pē How to pronounce bronchoscope (audio) , bräŋ-​ \ noun

Examples of bronchoscope in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 All 24 bronchoscopes had irregularities apparent to the naked eye, including residues, retained fluid, scratches and other damage. Roni Caryn Rabin, New York Times, 6 Aug. 2019 Single-use bronchoscopes already are making their way to market, although they are not expected to replace reusable scopes. Roni Caryn Rabin, New York Times, 6 Aug. 2019 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, 22 May 2018 See More

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First Known Use of bronchoscope

1899, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bronchoscope

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The first known use of bronchoscope was in 1899

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5 Apr 2022

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“Bronchoscope.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bronchoscope. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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bronchoscope

noun
bron·​cho·​scope | \ ˈbräŋ-kə-ˌskōp How to pronounce bronchoscope (audio) \

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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