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fiber optics

n. (used with sing. verb)
1. The science or technology of light transmission through very fine, flexible glass or plastic fibers.
2. A cable or network of cables containing optical fibers.

fi′ber-op′tic, fi′ber·op′tic (fī′bər-ŏp′tĭk) adj.
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Adj.1.fiberoptic - of or relating to fiber optics


a. fibróptico, rel. a las fibras ópticas.


adj de fibra óptica
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It has a handheld probe that is connected to the instrument body by a flexible fiberoptic cable.
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Background: Awake fiberoptic intubation (AFOI) is usually performed in the management of the predicted difficult airway.
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Renishaw recently released the RLE20 fiberoptic laser encoder system to simplify laser interferometers, while simultaneously enhancing them with picometer resolution, differential measurements and part-per-billion laser frequency stability.
Awake nasal or oral flexible fiberoptic intubation (AFOI) is the airway management technique of choice in known or anticipated difficult airway, severe cervical stenosis, Chiari malformation, unstable cervical fracture, limited mouth opening as in temporomandibular disease, mandibular-maxillary fixation, severe facial burn and vertebral artery insufficiency.