hysteroscopy

noun
hys·​ter·​os·​co·​py | \ ˌhi-stə-ˈrä-skə-pē How to pronounce hysteroscopy (audio) \
plural hysteroscopies

Definition of hysteroscopy

: visual examination of the cervix and interior of the uterus with an endoscope

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Other Words from hysteroscopy

hysteroscopic \ ˌhi-​stə-​rō-​ˈskä-​pik How to pronounce hysteroscopy (audio) \ adjective

Examples of hysteroscopy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Within days, Perwaiz claimed to have done several office procedures, including a hysteroscopy and a colposcopy. Washington Post, "Women testify of trust placed in gynecologist who prosecutors say performed unnecessary procedures," 27 Oct. 2020 Charging documents allege Perwaiz’s volume of in-office hysteroscopies — a procedure that involves examining the uterus and cervix with a thin, lighted tube — far outpaced that of his colleagues. Katie Mettler, Washington Post, "Hundreds overwhelm FBI after OB/GYN is accused of needlessly removing womens’ uteruses," 21 Nov. 2019 Wang uses these techniques to help patients through hysteroscopies (inspections of the uterus), hysterosalpingograms (tests for blocked fallopian tubes), egg retrievals and transfers. Katharine Gammon, New York Times, "The Newest Fertility Accessory: A Wellness Coach," 17 Apr. 2020 The next-leading provider performed six hysteroscopies in the same time frame. Katie Mettler, Washington Post, "Hundreds overwhelm FBI after OB/GYN is accused of needlessly removing womens’ uteruses," 21 Nov. 2019 Charging documents allege Perwaiz’s volume of in-office hysteroscopies far outpaced his colleagues. Washington Post, "An OB/GYN mutilated women with unnecessary hysterectomies, tube ties and ‘cleanouts,’ feds say," 11 Nov. 2019 The next leading provider performed six hysteroscopies in the same time frame. Washington Post, "An OB/GYN mutilated women with unnecessary hysterectomies, tube ties and ‘cleanouts,’ feds say," 11 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of hysteroscopy

1898, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hysteroscopy was in 1898

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20 Jan 2021

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“Hysteroscopy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hysteroscopy. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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