fetoscope

noun
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

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from fetoscope

fetoscopy \ fē-​ˈtä-​skə-​pē How to pronounce fetoscopy (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

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'fetoscope.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of fetoscope

1972, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about fetoscope

Time Traveler for fetoscope

Time Traveler

The first known use of fetoscope was in 1972

See more words from the same year

Statistics for fetoscope

Cite this Entry

“Fetoscope.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fetoscope. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for fetoscope

fetoscope

noun
fe·​to·​scope
variants: or chiefly British foetoscope \ ˈfēt-​ə-​ˌskōp How to pronounce foetoscope (audio) \

Medical Definition of fetoscope

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

Comments on fetoscope

What made you want to look up fetoscope? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words for Summer: A Quiz

  • a closeup of a sunflower
  • Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!