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fluoroscope

noun fluo·ro·scope \ ˈflu̇r-ə-ˌskōp , ˈflȯr- \

Definition of fluoroscope

: an instrument used for observing the internal structure of an opaque object (such as the living body) by means of X-rays

fluoroscopic

play \ˌflu̇r-ə-ˈskä-pik, ˌflȯr-\ adjective

fluoroscopically

play \ˌflu̇r-ə-ˈskä-pi-k(ə-)lē, ˌflȯr-\ adverb

fluoroscopist

play \flu̇-ˈrä-skə-pist, flȯ-\ noun

fluoroscopy

play \flu̇-ˈrä-skə-pē, flȯ-\ noun

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Origin and Etymology of fluoroscope

International Scientific Vocabulary


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fluoroscope

verb

Definition of fluoroscope

fluoroscoped; fluoroscoping
: to examine by fluoroscopy

First Known Use of fluoroscope

1898

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fluoroscope

noun flu·o·ro·scope \ ˈflu̇r-ə-ˌskōp \

medical Definition of fluoroscope

: an instrument used chiefly in industry and in medical diagnosis for observing the internal structure of opaque objects (as the living body) by means of the shadow cast by the object examined upon a fluorescent screen when placed between the screen and a source of X-rays

fluoroscopic

play \ˌflu̇r-ə-ˈskäp-ik\ adjective

fluoroscopically

play \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

fluoroscopist

play \ˌflu̇(-ə)r-ˈäs-kə-pəst\ noun

fluoroscopy

play \-pē\ noun, plural fluoroscopies

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fluoroscope

transitive verb

medical Definition of fluoroscope

fluoroscoped; fluoroscoping
: to examine by fluoroscopy

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