An optical instrument that transmits light and carries images back to the observer through a flexible bundle of small (about 10 micron) glass or plastic fibres. It is used to inspect of interior portions of the body.

See: fibreoptics.

American spelling: fiberscope

(05 Mar 2000)

fibres of lensmedical dictionary

<biology, ophthalmology, physiology> The elongated cells of ectodermal origin forming the substance of the crystalline lens of the eye.

Synonyms: fibrae lentis.

American spelling: fibers of lens

(05 Mar 2000)

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