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[oh-tuh-skohp] /ˈoʊ təˌskoʊp/

noun, Medicine/Medical.
an instrument for examining the external canal and tympanic membrane of the ear.
another name for auriscope

otoscopy o·tos·co·py (ō-tŏs’kə-pē)
Examination of the ear by means of an otoscope.

otoscope o·to·scope (ō’tə-skōp’)
An instrument for examining the interior of the ear, especially the eardrum, consisting essentially of a magnifying lens and a light. Also called auriscope.


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