Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An instrument for examining the interior of the ear, especially the eardrum, consisting essentially of a magnifying lens and a light.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An ear-speculum. See speculum.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun An instrument for examining the condition of the ear.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun medicine An instrument used for examining the eardrum and interior of the outer ear.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun medical instrument consisting of a magnifying lens and light; used for examining the external ear (the auditory meatus and especially the tympanic membrane)

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Examples

  • Upon seeing the beast magnified and lit up with his otoscope, he was so shocked that he jumped back, tripped on a chair, and ended up on the floor.

    Priya Malhotra: The Common Ailment of Cockroach-in-Ear

  • Upon seeing the beast magnified and lit up with his otoscope, he was so shocked that he jumped back, tripped on a chair, and ended up on the floor.

    Priya Malhotra: The Common Ailment of Cockroach-in-Ear

  • Upon seeing the beast magnified and lit up with his otoscope, he was so shocked that he jumped back, tripped on a chair, and ended up on the floor.

    Priya Malhotra: The Common Ailment of Cockroach-in-Ear

  • Upon seeing the beast magnified and lit up with his otoscope, he was so shocked that he jumped back, tripped on a chair, and ended up on the floor.

    Priya Malhotra: The Common Ailment of Cockroach-in-Ear

  • As you let the doctor insert the otoscope in your ear or examine your vertebrae, you might reflect on how odd this is, the fact that we need an extra pair of eyes to be able to see ourselves.

    BREAKFAST WITH SOCRATES

  • As you let the doctor insert the otoscope in your ear or examine your vertebrae, you might reflect on how odd this is, the fact that we need an extra pair of eyes to be able to see ourselves.

    BREAKFAST WITH SOCRATES

  • As I looked at the ruptured eardrum with my otoscope, I was blasted by a shouting voice less than an inch away from my face.

    Paradise General

  • As I looked at the ruptured eardrum with my otoscope, I was blasted by a shouting voice less than an inch away from my face.

    Paradise General

  • Also a no-brainer was for every member of the graduating class buying one of those black doctor bags, stuffed with tuning fork (to test hearing) and stethoscope for house calls (I've made them, but only with a stethoscope and otoscope to check for ear infections.)

    On The AMA's Opposition To The Public Option

  • If him scratching at eers or shaking a lot, myte consider a quick vet visit just tu rool out recurrence, since vet has otoscope an can look deeper — duz yu gno where teh eer infekshun was?

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