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fiberoptics

 [fi″ber-op´tiks]
the transmission of an image along flexible bundles of glass or plastic fibers each of which carries an element of the image.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

fi·ber·op·tics

(fī'bĕr-op'tiks),
Optic system in which the image is conveyed by a compact bundle of small-diameter, flexible, transparent fibers.
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fi·ber·op·tics

(fī'bĕr-op'tiks)
An optic system in which flexible glass or plastic fibers are used to transmit light around curves and corners; of particular use in endoscopy.
Synonym(s): fibre-optics.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Fiberoptics

In medicine, fiberoptics uses glass or plastic fibers to transmit light through a specially designed tube. The tube is inserted into organs or body cavities where it transmits a magnified image of the internal body structures.
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Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

fi·ber·op·tics

(fī'bĕr-op'tiks)
An optic system in which flexible glass or plastic fibers are used to transmit light around curves and corners.
Synonym(s): fibre-optics.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012