A thin, tube-like instrument used to examine the inside of the stomach. A gastroscope has a light and a lens for viewing and may have a tool to remove tissue.

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  • Gastroscope — Gas tro*scope, n. [Gastro + scope.] (Med.) An instrument for viewing or examining the interior of the stomach. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gastroscope — [gas′trə skōp΄] n. [ GASTRO + SCOPE] a fiber optic endoscope inserted through the mouth for visually inspecting the inside of the stomach gastroscopic [gas′trəskäp′ik] adj. gastroscopist [gas träs′kə pist] n. gastroscopy [gas träs′kə pē] n …   English World dictionary

  • gastroscope — gastroscopie [ gastrɔskɔpi ] n. f. • 1896; de gastro et scopie ♦ Méd. Examen visuel de l intérieur de l estomac à l aide d un gastroscope introduit par l œsophage. ● gastroscope nom masculin Endoscope semi rigide permettant d examiner l intérieur …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Gastroscope — A flexible, lighted instrument that is put through the mouth and esophagus to view the stomach. Tissue from the stomach can be removed through the gastroscope. * * * An endoscope for inspecting the interior of the stomach. [gastro + G. skopeo, to …   Medical dictionary

  • gastroscope — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1888 an endoscope for viewing the interior of the stomach • gastroscopic adjective • gastroscopist noun • gastroscopy noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • gastroscope — gastroscopic /gas treuh skop ik/, adj. /gas treuh skohp /, n. Med. a lighted flexible tubular instrument passed through the mouth for examining the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum. [1885 90; GASTRO + SCOPE] * * * …   Universalium

  • gastroscope — noun a form of endoscope used to view the inside of the stomach …   Wiktionary

  • gastroscope — instrument for examining interior of the stomach Scientific Instruments …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • gastroscope — gas·tro·scope || gæstrəʊskəʊp n. instrument for examining the interior of the stomach (inserted via the mouth) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gastroscope — noun an optical instrument used for inspecting the interior of the stomach. Derivatives gastroscopic adjective gastroscopy noun …   English new terms dictionary

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