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arthroscopy

Definition:

a minimally invasive operation to repair a damaged joint; the surgeon examines the joint with an arthroscope while making repairs through a small incision

Class:

act noun (acts and actions)

Plural:

arthroscopies

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

arthro- + -scopy
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Arthroscopy | arthroscopic surgery | arthroscope

a minimally invasive surgical procedure in which an examination and sometimes treatment of damage of the interior of a joint is performed using an arthroscope, a type of endoscope that is inserted into the joint through a small incision. Arthroscopic ... (40 of 2526 words, 3 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Arthroscopy

Collins Dictionary:

arthroscopy | arthroscope | arthroscopic [adjective, derived]

[medicine] use of an arthroscope | a tubular instrument that is inserted into the capsule of a joint to examine the joint, extract tissue, etc (24 of 383 words, 2 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/arthroscopy

American Heritage Dictionary:

arthroscopy | arthroscopies [plural] | arthroscope [noun, related] | arthroscopic [adjective, related] | arthroscopically [adverb, related]

Examination of the interior of a joint, such as the knee, using a type of endoscope that is inserted into the joint through a small incision. (26 of 37 words, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/arthroscopy

Random House Dictionary:

arthroscopy

the use of an arthroscope to diagnose an injury to or disease of a joint or to perform minor surgery on a joint. (23 of 28 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/arthroscopy

Merriam-Webster:

arthroscopy

examination of a joint with an arthroscope ; also, surgery on a joint using an arthroscope (16 of 27 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/arthroscopy

Wiktionary:

arthroscopy | arthroscopies [plural]

the examination of the interior of a joint (such as the knee) using an arthroscope (15 of 16 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/arthroscopy

Britannica Encyclopedia:

surgery [medicine]

branch of medicine that is concerned with the treatment of injuries, diseases, and other disorders by manual and instrumental means. Surgery basically ... (22 of 536 words, 4 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/575155​/surgery

Oxford Dictionary:

surgery | surgeries [plural]

the treatment of injuries or disorders of the body by incision or manipulation, especially with instruments | [British] : a place where a doctor, ... (23 of 125 words, 4 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/surgery

Macmillan British Dictionary:

surgery | surgeries [plural]

[countable/uncountable] medical treatment in which a doctor cuts open someone's body ; [uncountable] a room in a hospital where doctors do surgery | ... (22 of 124 words, 3 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/surgery

Cambridge Dictionary:

surgery [entry 1]

the treatment of injuries or diseases in people or animals by cutting open the body and removing or repairing the damaged part (22 of 48 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/surgery 1

surgery [entry 2]

[British] a place where you can go to ask advice from or receive treatment from a doctor or dentist | [British] the regular period of time when a ... (27 of 101 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/surgery 2

Columbia Encyclopedia:

surgery

branch of medicine concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of injuries and the excision and repair of pathological conditions by means of operative ... (23 of 31 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0847293​.html

New World Dictionary:

surgeon | chirurgeon [archaic] | chirurgery [archaic]

a doctor who specializes in surgery, as distinguished from a physician (11 of 22 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/surgeon

Encarta Dictionary:

arthroscopy | arthroscopies [plural] | arthroscope [noun, derived] | arthroscopic [adjective, derived] | arthroscopically [adverb, derived]

inspection of the inside of a joint of the body using an endoscope (13 of 44 words, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861586967​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Wiktionary:

arthroscopy | arthroscopies [plural]

Origin: arthro- + -scopy

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/arthroscopy

arthro- [biology] | arthr-

Origin: Ancient Greek ἄρθρον (arthron, "a joint").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/arthro-

-scopy

Origin: Ancient Greek σκοπέω ("to see").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/-scopy

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

arthroscopy | arthroscope

Audio: British English pronunciation of "arthroscopy"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/arthroscopy

the Free Dictionary:

arthroscopy

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "arthroscopy"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "arthroscopy" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/arthroscopy

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

arthroscopy

Audio: North American pronunciation of "arthroscopy"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=arthro​06 word=arthroscopy

YourDictionary Audio:

arthroscopy

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "arthroscopy" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/arthroscopy

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