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Pronunciation: flor'o-skop


  1. An obsolete apparatus for rendering visible to the dark-adapted eye the patterns of x-rays that have passed through a body under examination, by interposing a glass plate coated with fluorescent materials, such as calcium tungstate; currently, image intensification and video display are used.
  2. To examine a patient using a fluoroscope, obsolete or modern.

[fluorescence + G. skopeo, to examine]

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