Definition of auriscope in English:


Syllabification: au·ri·scope
Pronunciation: /ˈôrəˌskōp
(also auroscope /ˈôrə-/)


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.


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

Definition of auriscope in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day noisome
Pronunciation: ˈnoisəm
having an extremely offensive smell