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bronchoscope

Pronunciation: brong′kō-skōp

Definition: An endoscope for inspecting the interior of the tracheobronchial tree, either for diagnostic purposes (including biopsy) or for the removal of foreign bodies. There are two types: flexible and rigid.

Synonym(s): bronchofiberscope

[broncho- + G. skopeō, to view]

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