One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- another term for otoscope
- ‘The electric otoscope (auroscope) is the instrument most commonly used in primary care.’
- ‘Your veterinarian will use a special instrument - called an auroscope - to look down into the ear canal, and then the mites can be seen.’
- ‘A nurse will use an auroscope before and after syringing to check the condition of the ear.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘There are only very basic tools available at our disposal - stethoscope, auroscope, tongue depressors and reflex hammers.’
- ‘You can hold the auriscope in either a ‘pencil type’ grip or ‘hammer type’ grip.’
- ‘In most cases the doctor can see into the ear canal using an instrument called an auroscope and diagnose the problem.’
- ‘The diagnosis is made from the symptoms and by examining the eardrum with an instrument called an auriscope or otoscope.’
- ‘All consulting rooms are equipped with everything you will need including an auroscope and ophthalmoscope, but we ask that you provide your own stethoscope.’
- ‘For examination, use the largest speculum on the auroscope that will comfortably fit into the ear.’
- ‘This isn't as terrible as it sounds and will soon heal but it is best to let the doctor look in your ear with an auroscope and see if there is any need for an antibiotic.’
- ‘The Trust uses thousands of batteries every year to run essential medical equipment, such as auriscopes, torches and bleeps.’
Mid 19th century: from Latin auris ‘ear’ + -scope.
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