thoracoscope

noun

tho·​ra·​co·​scope thə-ˈrāk-ə-ˌskōp How to pronounce thoracoscope (audio) -ˈrak- How to pronounce thoracoscope (audio)
: an endoscope that is inserted through a puncture in the chest wall in an intercostal space (as for the visual examination of the chest cavity)
thoracoscopic adjective

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“Thoracoscope.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/thoracoscope. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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