la·​ryn·​go·​scope lə-ˈriŋ-gə-ˌskōp How to pronounce laryngoscope (audio) -ˈrin-jə- How to pronounce laryngoscope (audio)
: an endoscope for examining the interior of the larynx
laryngoscopy noun

Examples of laryngoscope in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the head of the bed, using a laryngoscope, a steel tool with a light at its end, a nurse anesthetist guided a tube almost 9 inches into the patient’s windpipe. Sharon Grigsby, Dallas News, 6 Dec. 2020 The video shows Kenneth Remy, a critical care physician, fully dressed in personal protective equipment, looking down into the camera while holding a laryngoscope and an endotracheal tube — tools used in the intubation process. NBC News, 25 Nov. 2020 The laryngoscope is removed and the tube is taped to the side of the face. USA Today, 10 Apr. 2020 Major hospitals such as Raja’s have disposable tips for their video laryngoscopes, allowing them to be quickly cleaned. Karen Weintraub, Scientific American, 8 Apr. 2020 Studies have shown that video laryngoscopes help with successful placement of breathing tubes at a shorter time compared with the conventional methods. Naseem S. Miller,, 6 June 2018 The laryngoscopes will be used in emergency response vehicles at Menomonee Falls Fire Department's Stations 1, 3 and 5. Milwaukee, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10 Apr. 2018 First Choice Ingredients, a dairy flavor specialist with facilities in Germantown and Menomonee Falls, donated three video laryngoscopes to the department. Tyler Langan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 25 Apr. 2018 The paramedics practiced the skill using the fire department’s new video laryngoscopes, which help them guide the breathing tube in the patient’s throat. Naseem S. Miller,, 6 June 2018

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First Known Use

1860, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of laryngoscope was in 1860

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“Laryngoscope.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

Medical Definition


lə-ˈriŋ-gə-ˌskōp also -ˈrin-jə-
: an endoscope for visually examining the interior of the larynx
laryngoscopic adjective
or laryngoscopical
laryngoscopically adverb

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