Otoscope
Instrument for looking in the ear. Today, otoscopic or ophthalmoscopic heads can usually be attached to the base (which supplies the electrical power) to look at the ears or eyes.
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An instrument for examining the eardrum. [oto- + G. skopeo, to view]
- Siegle o. an otosclerosis with a bulb attachment by which the air pressure can be varied, thus imparting movement to the tympanic membrane, if intact, while under inspection.

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oto·scope 'ōt-ə-.skōp n an instrument fitted with lighting and magnifying lens systems and used to facilitate visual examination of the auditory canal and eardrum
oto·scop·ic .ōt-ə-'skäp-ik adj

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n.

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oto·scope (oґto-skōp″) [oto- + -scope] an instrument for inspecting or auscultating the ear; called also auriscope.

Otoscope with specula of various sizes and pneumatic attachment.


Medical dictionary. 2011.

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