fluor|o|scope

fluor|o|scope
fluor|o|scope «FLUR uh skohp, FLOO uhr uh-», noun, verb, -scoped, -scop|ing.
–n.
a device containing a fluorescent screen for examining the inner parts of an object by exposing it to X rays or other radiations; roentgenoscope. The parts of the object not penetrated by the rays cast shadows on the screen. »

One important tool doctors have been using to detect cancers of the digestive tract has been the fluoroscope (Science News Letter).

–v.t.
to examine with a fluoroscope.
[American English < fluor(escence) + -scope]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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