fluoroscope

1 of 2

noun

fluo·​ro·​scope ˈflu̇r-ə-ˌskōp How to pronounce fluoroscope (audio)
ˈflȯr-
: an instrument used for observing the internal structure of an opaque object (such as the living body) by means of X-rays
fluoroscopic adjective
fluoroscopically adverb
fluoroscopist noun
fluoroscopy noun

fluoroscope

2 of 2

verb

fluoroscoped; fluoroscoping

transitive verb

: to examine by fluoroscopy

Examples of fluoroscope in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
Using the fluoroscope, the healthcare provider will implant one or more leads into the appropriate chambers of the heart. Jennifer Whitlock, Rn, Msn, Fn, Verywell Health, 24 Oct. 2023 The devices on display include a vibratory chair, which supposedly cured constipation and headaches through shaking so violent that patients had to hold tight to its handles, and a fluoroscope, once casually used in shoe stores to X-ray customers’ feet. Emily Elert, Discover Magazine, 30 Mar. 2012 Then, guided by X-ray images from a fluoroscope, a surgeon manually threads the wire through the body, up into the brain and maneuvers it to remove the blockage. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, 30 Aug. 2019 That type of platform would allow surgeons to control the process using a joystick in a spot away from the fluoroscope radiation—or even from a different city. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, 30 Aug. 2019 The only technology available at Fenway Park for an examination was a fluoroscope. Los Angeles Times, 15 July 2019 Pinpoint accuracy is ensured with the use of a fluoroscope, hailed as a breakthrough piece of medical equipment. Joyce Wiswell For The Knee Institute, Detroit Free Press, 14 Mar. 2018
Verb
The shutdown of the facility in Shanghai in April halted production of contrast media, an iodine solution that medical staff inject into blood vessels to allow a device such as a CT scanner or fluoroscope to see inside the body. Christopher Rowland, Anchorage Daily News, 12 May 2022

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Word History

Etymology

Noun

International Scientific Vocabulary

First Known Use

Noun

1896, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1898, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fluoroscope was in 1896

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“Fluoroscope.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fluoroscope. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

fluoroscope

1 of 2 noun
flu·​o·​ro·​scope
ˈflu̇r-ə-ˌskōp
: an instrument that is used for observing with X-rays the inner structure of objects (as the living body) through which light cannot pass
fluoroscopic
ˌflu̇r-ə-ˈskäp-ik
adjective
fluoroscopy
ˌflu̇(-ə)r-ˈäs-kə-pē
noun

fluoroscope

2 of 2 verb
fluoroscoped; fluoroscoping
: to examine by fluoroscopy

Medical Definition

fluoroscope

1 of 2 noun
flu·​o·​ro·​scope ˈflu̇r-ə-ˌskōp How to pronounce fluoroscope (audio)
: 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 adjective
fluoroscopically adverb
fluoroscopist noun
fluoroscopy noun
plural fluoroscopies

fluoroscope

2 of 2 transitive verb
fluoroscoped; fluoroscoping
: to examine by fluoroscopy

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