Otoscope vs. Endoscope

Otoscope vs. Endoscope — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Otoscope and Endoscope

Otoscopenoun

An instrument for examining the interior of the ear, especially the eardrum, consisting essentially of a magnifying lens and a light.

Endoscopenoun

A slender, tubular instrument, such as an arthroscope or laparoscope, that is inserted into a body cavity or part for the purpose of visual examination, diagnosis, or surgical treatment.

Otoscopenoun

(medicine) An instrument used for examining the eardrum and interior of the outer ear.

Endoscopenoun

An instrument used to examine a bodily orifice or canal, or a hollow organ.

Otoscopenoun

medical instrument consisting of a magnifying lens and light; used for examining the external ear (the auditory meatus and especially the tympanic membrane)

Endoscopenoun

a long slender medical instrument for examining the interior of a bodily organ or performing minor surgery