fetoscope
noun Date: 1972 1. an endoscope for visual examination of the pregnant uterus 2. a stethoscope for listening to the fetal heartbeat • fetoscopy noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Fetoscope — can refer to:*A kind of endoscope used in fetoscopy *A kind of stethoscope …   Wikipedia

  • fetoscope — [fē′tə skōp΄] n. 1. an endoscope used to examine a fetus in the womb 2. a special stethoscope used to listen to the fetal heartbeat fetoscopic [fē΄tə skäp′ik] adj. fetoscopy [fē täs′kə pē] n …   English World dictionary

  • Fetoscope — (1) A flexible fiberoptic device used to view or operate upon a fetus within the womb (to do fetal surgery). (2) A stethoscope designed for listening to the fetal heart beat. * * * 1. A fiberoptic endoscope used in fetology. 2. A stethoscope… …   Medical dictionary

  • fetoscope — fetoscopic /fee teuh skop ik/, adj. fetoscopist /fee tos keuh pist/, n. /fee teuh skohp /, n. a tubular fiberoptic instrument used for diagnostic examination of the fetus and interior of the uterus. [1970 75; FET(US) + O + SCOPE] * * * …   Universalium

  • fetoscope — noun a) a flexible fibreoptic device used to view a foetus in the womb b) a form of stethoscope for listening to the foetal heartbeat See Also: fetoscopy …   Wiktionary

  • fetoscope — fe·to·scope …   English syllables

  • fetoscope — fe•to•scope [[t]ˈfi təˌskoʊp[/t]] n. med a tubular fiberoptic instrument used to examine the fetus and interior of the uterus • Etymology: 1970–75 fe to•scop′ic ˈskɒp ɪk adj. fe•tos′co•py ˈtɒs kə pi n …   From formal English to slang

  • fetoscope — noun a stethoscope placed on the pregnant woman s abdomen to listen for the fetal heartbeat • Syn: ↑foetoscope • Hypernyms: ↑stethoscope * * * noun see fetoscopy * * * fetoscopic /fee teuh skop ik/, adj. fetoscopist …   Useful english dictionary

  • DeLee-Hillis fetoscope — see under stethoscope …   Medical dictionary

  • Fetoscopy — A technique for looking directly at the fetus within the uterus (using a fetoscope). * * * Use of a fiberoptic endoscope to view the fetus and the fetal surface of the placenta transabdominally, and also for collection of fetal blood from the… …   Medical dictionary

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