Definition of otoscope in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈōdəˌskōp/


An instrument designed for visual examination of the eardrum and the passage of the outer ear, typically having a light and a set of lenses. Also called auriscope.
Example sentences
  • No significant differences were found between the groups in terms of reported symptoms or a physical examination with an otoscope.
  • To examine the ear, doctors use an otoscope, a small instrument similar to a flashlight, through which they can see the eardrum.
  • Some might carry blood counting equipment or culture media for throat swabs, otoscope, ophthalmoscope, catheters, sterile gloves, sutures, needles, scissors, and other such essentials…



Pronunciation: /ˌōtəˈskäpik/
Example sentences
  • Children with otoscopic signs of acute inflammation were eligible for the study if they did not have symptoms of serious disease or a history of significant complications from otitis.
  • No significant changes were recorded in the qualitative analysis of tympanometry results and otoscopic observations.
  • The predictive ability of tympanometry was lower, however, if the otoscopic examination showed retraction or other signs of effusion, but myringotomy demonstrated the absence of middle ear fluid.


Pronunciation: /ˌōtəˈskäpik(ə)lē/

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Syllabification: o·to·scope

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