A slender tubular instrument with a small light on the end for inspection of the interior of the bronchi.
bron′cho·scopic (-skŏpĭk) adj.
bron·chosco·pist (brŏn-kŏskə-pĭst, brŏng-) n.
bron·chosco·py (-kə-pē) n.
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