Definition of auriscope in English:

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auriscope

Pronunciation: /ˈôrəˌskōp/
(also auroscope /ˈôrə-/)

noun

Another term for otoscope.
Example sentences
  • If this is not found, the GP will examine the eardrums through an illuminating instrument (an auriscope or an otoscope) that is pushed gently into the ear canal.
  • The diagnosis is made from the symptoms and by examining the eardrum with an instrument called an auriscope or otoscope.
  • For examination, use the largest speculum on the auroscope that will comfortably fit into the ear.

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Latin auris 'ear' + -scope.

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