A thin, tube-like instrument used to examine the inside of the trachea, bronchi (air passages that lead to the lungs), and lungs. A bronchoscope has a light and a lens for viewing, and may have a tool to remove tissue.

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  • bronchoscope — [bräŋ′kō skōp΄, bräŋ′kəskōp΄] n. [ BRONCHO + SCOPE] a slender, tubular instrument with a small electric light, for examining or treating the inside of the windpipe or the bronchi, or for removing foreign bodies from them bronchoscopic… …   English World dictionary

  • bronchoscope — bronchoscopie [ brɔ̃kɔskɔpi ] n. f. • 1904; de broncho et scopie ♦ Méd. Examen de l intérieur des bronches à l aide d un endoscope (bronchoscope n. m. ). ● bronchoscope nom masculin Variété d endoscope utilisée pour explorer la trachée ou les… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • bronchoscope — bronchoskopas statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Optinis įtaisas bronchų vidui apžiūrėti. atitikmenys: angl. bronchoscope vok. Bronchoskop, f rus. бронхоскоп, m pranc. bronchoscope, m …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • bronchoscope — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1899 a usually flexible endoscope for inspecting or passing instruments into the bronchi (as to obtain tissue for biopsy) • bronchoscopic adjective • bronchoscopist noun • bronchoscopy …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bronchoscope — bronchoscopic /brong keuh skop ik/, adj. bronchoscopist /brong kos keuh pist/, n. /brong keuh skohp /, n. Med. a lighted, flexible tubular instrument that is inserted into the trachea for diagnosis and for removing inhaled objects. [1895 1900;… …   Universalium

  • bronchoscope — noun a form of endoscope for inspecting the bronchial tubes See Also: bronchoscopic, bronchoscopy …   Wiktionary

  • Bronchoscope — A thin, flexible instrument used to view the air passages of the lung. * * * An endoscope for inspecting the interior of the tracheobronchial tree, either for diagnostic purposes (including biopsy) or for the removal of foreign bodies. There are… …   Medical dictionary

  • bronchoscope — instrument for examining the windpipe Scientific Instruments …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • bronchoscope — n. tube for examining the bronchi (medical instrument) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bronchoscope — noun a fibre optic cable that is passed into the windpipe in order to view the bronchi. Derivatives bronchoscopy noun …   English new terms dictionary

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