Examination of the inside of the nose using a rhinoscope. A rhinoscope 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 nasoscopy.

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  • Rhinoscopy — Rhi*nos co*py, n. [Rhino + scopy.] (Physiol.) The examination or study of the soft palate, posterior nares, etc., by means of a laryngoscopic mirror introduced into the pharynx. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rhinoscopy — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1861 examination of the nasal passages …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • rhinoscopy — rhi·nos·co·py (rī nŏsʹkə pē) n. pl. rhi·nos·co·pies Examination of the nasal passages by means of a speculum or similar instrument. * * * …   Universalium

  • rhinoscopy — noun examination of the nasal passages using an endoscope or speculum; nasal endoscopy See Also: rhinoscope, rhinoscopic, rhinoscopist …   Wiktionary

  • rhinoscopy — Inspection of the nasal cavity. [rhino + G. skopeo, to view] anterior r. inspection of the anterior portion of the nasal cavity with or without the aid of a nasal …   Medical dictionary

  • rhinoscopy — raɪ nÉ‘skÉ™pɪ / nÉ’s n. examination of the nasal passages with a rhinoscope …   English contemporary dictionary

  • rhinoscopy — rhi·nos·co·py …   English syllables

  • rhinoscopy — n. examination of the interior of the nose using a speculum or endoscope …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • rhinoscopy — rhi•nos•co•py [[t]raɪˈnɒs kə pi[/t]] n. pl. pies. med medical examination of the nasal passages • Etymology: 1860–65 rhi no•scop′ic nəˈskɒp ɪk adj …   From formal English to slang

  • rhinoscopy — /raɪˈnɒskəpi/ (say ruy noskuhpee) noun (plural rhinoscopies) the investigation of the nasal passages. –rhinoscopic, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

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