Definition of auriscope in English:

auriscope

Line breaks: auri|scope
Pronunciation: /ˈɔːrɪskəʊp
 
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(also auroscope /ˈɔːrəskəʊp/)

noun

  • another term for otoscope.
    More 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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