hys·​ter·​o·​scope ˈhi-stə-rō-ˌskōp How to pronounce hysteroscope (audio)
: an endoscope used for hysteroscopy

Examples of hysteroscope in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web During a hysteroscopic polypectomy, the surgeon inserts a thin, lighted, telescope-like tube (called a hysteroscope) to access the uterus through the cervix, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) explains. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, 13 Aug. 2021 Then the surgeon can insert other tools through the hysteroscope to remove the polyps. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, 13 Aug. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1852, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hysteroscope was in 1852

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“Hysteroscope.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hysteroscope. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

Medical Definition


hys·​ter·​o·​scope ˈhis-tə-rō-ˌskōp How to pronounce hysteroscope (audio)
: an endoscope used for the visual examination of the cervix and interior of the uterus
hysteroscopic adjective
hysteroscopy noun
plural hysteroscopies
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