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bronchoscope (bronk-ŏ-skohp) n. an instrument used to look into the trachea and bronchi. With the aid of a bronchoscope the bronchial tree can be washed out (see bronchoalveolar lavage) and samples of tissue and foreign bodies can be removed with long forceps.
bronchoscopy (brong-kos-kŏ-pi) n.