cystoscope

noun

cys·​to·​scope ˈsi-stə-ˌskōp How to pronounce cystoscope (audio)
: a rigid endoscope for inspecting and passing instruments into the urethra and bladder
cystoscopic adjective
cystoscopy noun

Examples of cystoscope in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Doctors deliver the drug directly into a patient’s bladder through a catheter and then use a cystoscope to shine a green light that illuminates the bladder and activates the drug, which preferentially targets bladder cancer tumors over healthy bladder tissue, McFarland said. Dallas News, 11 Aug. 2021

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Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary

First Known Use

1889, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cystoscope was in 1889

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“Cystoscope.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cystoscope. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

cystoscope

1 of 2 noun
cys·​to·​scope ˈsis-tə-ˌskōp How to pronounce cystoscope (audio)
: a rigid endoscope for inspecting and passing instruments into the urethra and bladder
cystoscopic adjective
cystoscopist noun

cystoscope

2 of 2 transitive verb
cystoscoped; cystoscoping
: to examine (as a patient) with a cystoscope

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