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Endoscopy can use a rigid or flexible tube.
  visual examination of the interior of a hollow body organ by use of an endoscope (a narrow, lighted tube)
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Some doctors are referring to the swallowing of a pill-shaped disposable wireless camera than can travel through the digestive tract as a form of wireless "endoscopy."
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  • Endoscopy can use a rigid or flexible tube.
  • She was given an endoscopy, an MRI, and a barium swallow to test her gastrointestinal tract.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • A few hours after the endoscopy, Mr. Walters, in a quiet dignified voice, again assured me that alcohol had never crossed his lips, and this time I believed him.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
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Associated words [difficulty]:   endoscopy [9]
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