[en-duh-skohp] /ˈɛn dəˌskoʊp/
a slender, tubular optical instrument used as a viewing system for examining an inner part of the body and, with an attached instrument, for biopsy or surgery.
a long slender medical instrument used for examining the interior of hollow organs including the lung, stomach, bladder, and bowel
endoscope en·do·scope (ěn’də-skōp’)
An instrument for examining visually the interior of a bodily canal or hollow organ such as the colon, bladder, or stomach.
en’do·scop’ic (-skŏp’ĭk) adj.
A medical instrument used for visual examination of the interior of a body cavity or a hollow organ such as the colon, bladder, or stomach. It is a rigid or flexible tube fitted with lenses, a fiber-optic light source, and often a probe, forceps, suction device, or other apparatus for examination or retrieval of tissue.
endoscopy noun (ěn-dŏs’kə-pē)
- Endoscopic biopsy
endoscopic biopsy n. A biopsy obtained by instruments passed through an endoscope or obtained by a needle introduced under endoscopic guidance.
[en-dos-kuh-pee] /ɛnˈdɒs kə pi/ noun, plural endoscopies. 1. an examination by means of an endoscope. n. 1861, from endo- + -oscopy (see -scope). endoscopy en·dos·co·py (ěn-dŏs’kə-pē) n. Examination of the interior of a canal or hollow organ by means of an endoscope. en·dos’co·pist n. endoscope (ěn’də-skōp’) A medical instrument used for visual examination of the […]
[en-doh-skel-i-tn] /ˌɛn doʊˈskɛl ɪ tn/ noun, Zoology. 1. the internal or framework of the body of an animal (opposed to ). /ˌɛndəʊˈskɛlɪtən/ noun 1. the internal skeleton of an animal, esp the bony or cartilaginous skeleton of vertebrates Compare exoskeleton n. 1838, from endo- + skeleton. endoskeleton en·do·skel·e·ton (ěn’dō-skěl’ĭ-tn) n. An internal supporting skeleton, derived […]
[en-doz-moh-sis, -dos-] /ˌɛn dɒzˈmoʊ sɪs, -dɒs-/ noun 1. Biology. osmosis toward the inside of a cell or vessel. 2. Physical Chemistry. the flow of a substance from an area of lesser concentration to one of greater concentration (opposed to ). /ˌɛndɒsˈməʊsɪs; -dɒz-/ noun 1. (biology) osmosis in which water enters a cell or organism from […]