SYN: flexible endoscope.

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fi·ber·scope or chiefly Brit fi·bre·scope 'fī-bər-.skōp n a flexible endoscope that utilizes fiber optics to transmit light and is used for visual examination of inaccessible areas (as the stomach)

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fi·ber·scope (fiґbər-skōp) a flexible endoscope that uses bundles of fibers with special optical properties (see fiberoptics) for the transmission of light and the collection of images; it also contains channels for insufflation and suction and for the introduction of a variety of accessories for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Called also fiberoptic endoscope.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • fiberscope — (Amer.) n. optical instrument that transmits light for viewing inaccessible internal areas of the body (also fibrescope) …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • fiberscope — noun Date: 1954 a flexible instrument utilizing fiber optics and used for examination of inaccessible areas …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fiberscope — /fuy beuhr skohp /, n. Optics. an optical instrument consisting of a fiber bundle with an objective lens at one end and an eyepiece at the other, for viewing objects not accessible to direct viewing. [1950 55; FIBER + SCOPE] * * * …   Universalium

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  • fiberscope — fi·ber·scope …   English syllables

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