- Examination of the inside of the stomach using a gastroscope passed through the mouth and esophagus. A gastroscope is a thin, tube-like instrument with a light and a lens for viewing. It may also have a tool to remove tissue to be checked under a microscope for signs of disease. Also called upper endoscopy.
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Gastroscopy — Gas*tros co*py, n. (Med.) Examination of the abdomen or stomach, as with the gastroscope. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
gastroscopy — noun see gastroscope … New Collegiate Dictionary
gastroscopy — /ga stros keuh pee/, n., pl. gastroscopies. Med. the examination with a gastroscope to detect disease. [1850 55; GASTRO + SCOPY] * * * … Universalium
gastroscopy — noun An examination of esophagus, stomach and duodenum using endoscope. Syn: esophagogastroduodenoscopy … Wiktionary
gastroscopy — Inspection of the interior of the stomach through an endoscope. * * * gas·tros·co·py (gas trosґkə pe) [gastro + scopy] inspection of the interior of the stomach by means of the gastroscope. gastroscopic adj … Medical dictionary
gastroscopy — n. examination of the stomach by means of a gastroscope … English contemporary dictionary
gastroscopy — n. (Med.) Abdominoscopy … New dictionary of synonyms
gastroscopy — gas·tros·co·py … English syllables
gastroscopy — /gæsˈtrɒskəpi/ (say gas troskuhpee) noun (plural gastroscopies) examination with a gastroscope to detect disease … Australian English dictionary
gastroscopy — noun visual examination of the stomach by means of a gastroscope inserted through the esophagus • Hypernyms: ↑endoscopy … Useful english dictionary