fi·​ber·​scope ˈfī-bər-ˌskōp How to pronounce fiberscope (audio)
: a flexible instrument utilizing fiber optics and used for examination of inaccessible areas

Word History

First Known Use

1954, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fiberscope was in 1954

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Cite this Entry

“Fiberscope.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2023.

Medical Definition


variants or chiefly British fibrescope
: a flexible endoscope that utilizes fiber optics to transmit light and is used for visual examination of inaccessible areas (as the stomach)
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