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A slender, tubular instrument, such as an arthroscope or laparoscope, that is inserted into a body cavity or part for the purpose of visual examination, diagnosis, or surgical treatment.
en′do·scop′ic (-skŏp′ĭk) adj.
en·dos′co·py (ĕn-dŏs′kə-pē) n.
(Medicine) a long slender medical instrument used for examining the interior of hollow organs including the lung, stomach, bladder, and bowel
a slender, tubular optical instrument used for examining the interior of a body cavity or hollow organ.
en`do•scop′ic (-ˈskɒp ɪk) adj.
en•dos′co•pist (-ˈdɒs kə pɪst) n.
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|Noun||1.||endoscope - a long slender medical instrument for examining the interior of a bodily organ or performing minor surgery|
arthroscope - a type of endoscope that is inserted into a joint for visual examination
colonoscope - an elongated fiberoptic endoscope for examining the entire colon from cecum to rectum
culdoscope - a specialized endoscope for visually examining a woman's pelvic organs
gastroscope - a type of endoscope for visually examining the stomach
laparoscope - a slender endoscope inserted through an incision in the abdominal wall in order to examine the abdominal organs or to perform minor surgery
medical instrument - instrument used in the practice of medicine
proctoscope - an endoscope for examining the rectum