fluoroscope

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

Definition of fluoroscope 

(Entry 1 of 2)

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

fluoroscope

verb
fluoroscoped; fluoroscoping

Definition of fluoroscope (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to examine by fluoroscopy

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Other Words from fluoroscope

Noun

fluoroscopic \ ˌflu̇r-​ə-​ˈskä-​pik , ˌflȯr-​ \ adjective
fluoroscopically \ ˌflu̇r-​ə-​ˈskä-​pi-​k(ə-​)lē , ˌflȯr-​ \ adverb
fluoroscopist \ flu̇-​ˈrä-​skə-​pist , flȯ-​ \ noun
fluoroscopy \ flu̇-​ˈrä-​skə-​pē , flȯ-​ \ noun

Examples of fluoroscope in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

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, "Avoid knee surgery with cutting-edge therapies," 14 Mar. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Clinic patients will be referred for digital and 3D mammograms, CT scans, MRIs, ultrasounds, general X-rays and fluoroscope imaging. Ron Hurtibise, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Cleveland Clinic readies new $53 million Coral Springs Family Health Center," 13 July 2018

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First Known Use of fluoroscope

Noun

1896, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1898, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fluoroscope

Noun

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The first known use of fluoroscope was in 1896

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fluoroscope

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

Medical Definition of fluoroscope 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: 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

Other Words from fluoroscope

fluoroscopic \ ˌflu̇r-​ə-​ˈskäp-​ik \ adjective
fluoroscopically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē \ adverb
fluoroscopist \ ˌflu̇(-​ə)r-​ˈäs-​kə-​pəst \ noun
fluoroscopy \ -​pē \ noun plural fluoroscopies

fluoroscope

transitive verb
fluoroscoped; fluoroscoping

Medical Definition of fluoroscope (Entry 2 of 2)

: to examine by fluoroscopy

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