- SYN: flexible endoscope.
* * *fi·ber·scope or chiefly Brit fi·bre·scope 'fī-bər-.skōp n a flexible endoscope that utilizes fiber optics to transmit light and is used for visual examination of inaccessible areas (as the stomach)
* * *fi·ber·scope (fiґbər-skōp) a flexible endoscope that uses bundles of fibers with special optical properties (see fiberoptics) for the transmission of light and the collection of images; it also contains channels for insufflation and suction and for the introduction of a variety of accessories for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Called also fiberoptic endoscope.
Medical dictionary. 2011.
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fiberscope — fi ber*scope n. (Med.) an instrument used to examine internal organs. [WordNet 1.5] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
fiberscope — (Amer.) n. optical instrument that transmits light for viewing inaccessible internal areas of the body (also fibrescope) … English contemporary dictionary
fiberscope — [fī′bərskōp΄] n. a fiber optic device for use in places difficult to see or reach, as an endoscope for a biopsy … English World dictionary
Fiberscope — A fiberscope is a flexible fiber optic bundle with an eyepiece at one end, and a lens at the other. It is used for inspection work, often to examine small components in tightly packed equipment, when the inspector cannot easily access the part… … Wikipedia
fiberscope — noun Date: 1954 a flexible instrument utilizing fiber optics and used for examination of inaccessible areas … New Collegiate Dictionary
fiberscope — /fuy beuhr skohp /, n. Optics. an optical instrument consisting of a fiber bundle with an objective lens at one end and an eyepiece at the other, for viewing objects not accessible to direct viewing. [1950 55; FIBER + SCOPE] * * * … Universalium
fiberscope — noun a flexible fibreoptic device for viewing otherwise inaccessible areas … Wiktionary
fiberscope — instrument using fiberoptics to examine inaccessible areas Scientific Instruments … Phrontistery dictionary
fiberscope — A type of boroscope utilizing fiber optics. See boroscope … Aviation dictionary
fiberscope — fi·ber·scope … English syllables