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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
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

flex·i·ble en·do·scope

(fleks'i-bĕl en'dŏ-skōp)
An optic instrument that transmits light and carries images back to the observer through a flexible bundle of small (about 10 mcm) transparent fibers. It is used to inspect interior portions of the body. These instruments are generally equipped with mechanisms for steering and may have additional ports for allowing sampling or operative instruments along their axis to the internal site.
See also: fiberoptics
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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