fe·​to·​scope | \ ˈfē-tə-ˌskōp How to pronounce fetoscope (audio) \

Definition of fetoscope

1 : an endoscope for visual examination of the pregnant uterus
2 : a stethoscope for listening to the fetal heartbeat

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Other Words from fetoscope

fetoscopy \ fē-​ˈtä-​skə-​pē How to pronounce fetoscope (audio) \ noun

Examples of fetoscope in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Smith learned how to use a fetoscope out of respect for clients such as Savannah, who tend to be skittish about anything that seems needlessly medical or newfangled. Emily Bobrow, The New Yorker, "A Midwife in the North Country," 22 Dec. 2019 The cost of the visit, says Temilade, who will listen to babies through a metal fetoscope called a Pinard horn, is a mere 200 nairas—about $0.55. Jon Cohen, Science | AAAS, "Nigeria has more HIV-infected babies than anywhere in the world. It’s a distinction no country wants," 12 June 2018 The small slits for the fetoscopes are thought to reduce these risks. Denise Grady, New York Times, "To Mend a Birth Defect, Surgeons Operate on the Patient Within the Patient," 23 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of fetoscope

1972, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Fetoscope.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fetoscope. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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variants: or chiefly British foetoscope \ ˈfēt-​ə-​ˌskōp How to pronounce fetoscope (audio) \

Medical Definition of fetoscope

1 : an endoscope for visual examination of the pregnant uterus
2 : a stethoscope for listening to the fetal heartbeat

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