Definition of autolaryngoscopy in English:


Pronunciation /ˌɔːtə(ʊ)larɪŋˈɡɒskəpi/


historical Medicine
  • Originally: examination of one's own larynx by means of a laryngoscope. In later use also: direct examination of the larynx of a patient (using a laryngoscope without a mirror).


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Medical Times and Gazette. From auto- + laryngoscopy (although this is first attested slightly later), after German Autolaryngoskopie.