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Definition of "laryngoscope" [la•ryn•go•scope]

  • A tubular endoscope that is inserted into the larynx through the mouth and used for observing the interior of the larynx. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "laryngoscope" in a sentence
  • "One important consequence of the invention of the laryngoscope was the turning of attention away from the sensations of vibration in the chest and head."
  • "I would have run and burst through the door, and there would have been the warmer and oxygen supply and bulb suction, the bag mask and laryngoscope and ET tube, waiting for me."
  • "Just as three years earlier I had become a doctor only by painful repetition, by the snapping open of a laryngoscope or the gentle pressure of two fingers searching for a pulse, in the months I have before me I will become something else as well."