endoscopic

adjective
en·​do·​scop·​ic | \ ˌen-də-ˈskä-pik How to pronounce endoscopic (audio) \

Definition of endoscopic

: of, relating to, or performed by means of an endoscope or endoscopy

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Other Words from endoscopic

endoscopically \ ˌen-​də-​ˈskä-​pi-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce endoscopically (audio) \ adverb

Examples of endoscopic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The procedure, called endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, is used to diagnose and treat diseases of the pancreas, bile duct and gallbladder, such as life-threatening jaundice, tumors, blocked bile ducts and stones. Roni Caryn Rabin, New York Times, "These Medical Devices Are Inserted Into 500,000 Patients Each Year — but Are Tough to Sterilize," 6 Aug. 2019 Nevertheless, in the next few years the tiny lenses will probably make their way into smaller, easier-to-manufacture sensors, diagnostic tools such as endoscopic imaging devices, and optical fibers. Alberto Moscatelli, Scientific American, "Tiny Lenses Will Enable Design of Miniature Optical Devices," 1 July 2019 This inflammation can also cause fluid buildup that leads to ear pressure, Anthony Del Signore, M.D., director of rhinology and endoscopic skull base surgery at Mount Sinai Union Square, tells SELF. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "Here’s How to Get Relief From Ear Pressure When You’re Sick," 9 Apr. 2019 But when the endoscopic laser was used to remove the pancreas and bile duct in a dozen patients with cancer, the odd spaces became obvious. Alice Park, Time, "Scientists Have Discovered a New Organ in the Human Body. What is the Interstitium?," 27 Mar. 2018 An endoscopic procedure, where a thin tube with a camera is used to examine the inside of your colon (a colonoscopy) or upper part of your GI (an upper endoscopy), can help confirm the diagnosis. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "'Parenthood' Star Monica Potter Isn't Pregnant—She Has Colitis," 19 Jan. 2018 The endoscopic system uses a magnified view of a colorectal polyp to study its features and compare it with 30,000 endocytoscopic images used for machine learning. Brett Molina, USA TODAY, "New artificial intelligence can detect colorectal cancer in less than a second, researchers say," 30 Oct. 2017 The endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty cost, on average, $12,000, while the laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy cost $22,000 on average. Fox News, "Weight-loss procedure makes stomach into 'accordion' without surgery," 10 May 2017 After seeing her fellow colleagues lose weight, Fonseca met with a gastroenterologist who recommended the endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG), also called the accordian procedure. John Torres, NBC News, "‘Sewing Machine’ Surgery Helps Weight Loss Without Cutting," 5 June 2017

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First Known Use of endoscopic

1865, in the meaning defined above

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“Endoscopic.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/endoscopic. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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endoscopic

adjective
en·​do·​scop·​ic | \ ˌen-də-ˈskäp-ik How to pronounce endoscopic (audio) \

Medical Definition of endoscopic

: of, relating to, or performed by means of an endoscope or endoscopy … patients with jaundice in whom an endoscopic stent is required to relieve obstruction.— Manuel Hidalgo, The New England Journal of Medicine, 29 Apr. 2010

Other Words from endoscopic

endoscopically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce endoscopically (audio) \ adverb

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