duodenoscope

noun
du·​o·​de·​no·​scope | \ ˌd(y)ü-ə-ˈdē-nə-ˌskōp How to pronounce duodenoscope (audio) \

Medical Definition of duodenoscope

: a long, flexible endoscope that is inserted through the mouth and is used to visually examine and pass instruments into the duodenum The FDA issued a "safety communication" … warning that the design of duodenoscopes used in procedures known as endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, or ERCP, may impede effective cleaning.— JoNel Aleccia, The Seattle Times, 20 Feb. 2015

Other Words from duodenoscope

duodenoscopy \ ˌd(y)ü-​ə-​də-​ˈnä-​skə-​pē How to pronounce duodenoscopy (audio) \ noun, plural duodenoscopies

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“Duodenoscope.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/duodenoscope. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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