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fiberscope

 [fi´ber-skōp″]
a flexible endoscope whose lumen is coated with fiberoptic glass or plastic fibers that have the optical property of transmitting images.

flexible endoscope

an optic instrument that transmits light and carries images back to the observer through flexible (about 10 mcm) transparent fibers, and used to inspect and treat interior portions of the body. These instruments are generally equipped with mechanisms for steering and may have additional ports for allowing sampling and/or operative instruments along their axis to the internal site.
See also: fiberoptics.
Synonym(s): fiberscope

fiberscope

(fī′bər-skōp′)
n.
A flexible fiber-optic instrument used to view an object or area, such as a body cavity, that would otherwise be inaccessible.

fiberscope

[fī′bərskōp]
Etymology: L, fibra + Gk, skopein, to look
a flexible fiberoptic instrument having an inner shaft coated with light-conveying glass or plastic fibers for visualization of internal structures. Fiberscopes are specially designed for the examination of particular organs and cavities of the body and are used in bronchoscopy, endoscopy, and gastroscopy.
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Flexible colon fiberscopes

fi·ber·scope

(fī'bĕr-skōp)
An optic instrument that transmits light and carries images back to the observer through a flexible bundle of small glass or plastic fibers. It is used to inspect interior portions of the body.
See also: fiberoptics

fiberscope

a flexible endoscope whose lumen is coated with fiberoptic glass or plastic fibers having special optical properties. Called also fiberoptiscope.
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