Endoscope meaning

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A medical instrument used for visual examination of the interior of a body cavity or a hollow organ such as the colon, bladder, or stomach. It is a rigid or flexible tube fitted with lenses, a fiber-optic light source, and often a probe, forceps, suction device, or other apparatus for examination or retrieval of tissue.
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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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An instrument for examining visually the inside of a hollow organ or cavity of the body, as the bladder or rectum.
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A slender, tubular instrument, such as an arthroscope or laparoscope, that is inserted into a body cavity or part for the purpose of visual examination, diagnosis, or surgical treatment.
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