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endoscopen. [Endo- + -scope.].
     An instrument for examining the interior of the body, consisting of a flexible tube with lenses and optical fibers permitting illumination of the interior site to be inspected, and visualization of the interior site from outside the body; it often has small surgical instruments attached to the end and manipulable from the outside, permitting biopsy or surgery. It is used as a non-invasive or minimally invasive tool for diagnosis or treatment, especially in organs having an external opening such as the rectum, the urethra, and the bladder.  [1913 Webster]


endoscope, n. Surgery an instrument for viewing the internal parts of the body.

endoscopic adj. endoscopically adv. endoscopist n. endoscopy n.

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