from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An instrument for examining visually the interior of a bodily canal or a hollow organ such as the colon, bladder, or stomach.
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- n. an instrument used to examine a bodily orifice or canal, or a hollow organ
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A diagnostic instrument designed for obtaining a view of some internal part of the body, especially the bladder, uterus, and stomach.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a long slender medical instrument for examining the interior of a bodily organ or performing minor surgery
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