[en-dos-kuh-pee] /ɛnˈdɒs kə pi/
noun, plural endoscopies.
an examination by means of an endoscope.
1861, from endo- + -oscopy (see -scope).
endoscopy en·dos·co·py (ěn-dŏs’kə-pē)
Examination of the interior of a canal or hollow organ by means of an endoscope.
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)
[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 […]
[en-duh-sohm] /ˈɛn dəˌsoʊm/ noun, Cell Biology. 1. a smooth sac within the cell, formed by or fused with coated vesicles that shed their clathrin, in which ligands are separated from their receptors and from which the receptors are returned to the cell surface.
endosonoscopy en·do·so·nos·co·py (ěn’dō-sə-nŏs’kə-pē) n. A sonographic study carried out by transducers inserted into the body as miniature probes in the urethra, bladder, or rectum.
[en-duh-spurm] /ˈɛn dəˌspɜrm/ noun, Botany. 1. nutritive matter in seed-plant ovules, derived from the embryo sac. /ˈɛndəʊˌspɜːm/ noun 1. the tissue within the seed of a flowering plant that surrounds and nourishes the developing embryo n. 1819, perhaps from German, from endo- + sperm. endosperm (ěn’də-spûrm’) The tissue that surrounds and provides nourishment to the […]