Referring to the external diagnostic examination of the abdomen by physical methods, and internally by endoscopic methods: An abdominoscopic suture needle was required to sew up the wound following the main part of the operation.
abdominoscopy (s) (noun) (no pl)
An examination of the abdominal cavity and its contents: When Gregory was in hospital an abdominoscopy
was performed using an endoscope to detect a possible disease in the stomach region.
The abdominoscopy is a direct examination of the abdominal organs by endoscopy, peritoneoscopy, or laparoscopy, which is an optical instrument that uses a single puncture allowing the examination of the organs of the abdominal cavity and peritoneum within the limits defined by the length of the optical system.
acoustic microscope (s) (noun)
, acoustic microscopes (pl)
A device in which the object being studied is scanned with sound waves and its image is reconstructed with light waves: "In the field of medical surgery, the development of the acoustic microscope was praised as a break through innovation for noninvasive exploratory surgery."
Facing upwards, or to view, towards the apex (tip) of the axis on which something is borne or carried.
A former term for fluoroscopy or an X-ray machine that combines an X-ray source and a fluorescent screen to enable direct observation.
aerobioscope (s) (noun)
, aerobioscopes (pl)
An apparatus for collecting and determining the bacterial content in a sample of air.
Another term for aerourethoscope.
Examination of the bladder with the aerourethroscope.
1. An apparatus for gathering bacteria, dust, etc. from the air, for microscopic examination.
2. An instrument, usually electronic, used to count microscopic dust and other suspended matter in the air for purposes of analysis.
The differences in intensity of the light reflected from each facilitates the identification of the particles.
1. The measurement of the optical properties of air.
2. The examination of air for the presence of dust or other suspended matter.
1. An apparatus for visual examination of the urethra after dilatation by air.
2. A urethroscope which distends the urethra with air for medical inspection.
Visual examination of the urethra when distended with air by using an aerourethroscope.
Obsolete term for a magnifying glass or a simple system of lenses used to observe agglutination in vitro.
An instrument used for detecting and estimating the amount of albumin (main protein in human blood) in the urine.
An instrument for viewing pictures by means of a lens, so as to give the objects a natural or realistic appearance.
Cross references of word families that are related directly, or indirectly, to: "appear, visible, visual, manifest, show, see, reveal, look":