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An endoscope that is inserted through the mouth and used for examining the interior of the stomach.
gas′tro·scop′ic (-skŏp′ĭk) adj.
gas·tros′co·pist (gă-strŏs′kə-pĭst) n.
gas·tros′co·py (-kə-pē) n.
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|Noun||1.||gastroscopy - visual examination of the stomach by means of a gastroscope inserted through the esophagus|
endoscopy - visual examination of the interior of a hollow body organ by use of an endoscope
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