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colonoscope

[koh-lon-uh-skohp, kuh-] /koʊˈlɒn əˌskoʊp, kə-/
noun, Medicine/Medical
1.
a flexible, lighted, tubular instrument using fiber optics to permit visualization of the colon.
Also called coloscope [koh-luh-skohp] /ˈkoʊ ləˌskoʊp/ (Show IPA).
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Examples from the web for colonoscope
  • Examination of the inside of the colon using a colonoscope, inserted into the rectum.
British Dictionary definitions for colonoscope

colonoscope

/kəˈlɒnəˌskəʊp/
noun
1.
an instrument for examining the colon, consisting of a flexible lighted tube that is inserted in the colon to look for abnormalities and to remove them or take tissue samples
Derived Forms
colonoscopy (ˌkɒlənˈɒskəpɪ) noun
Word Origin
C20: from colon² + -o- + -scope
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colonoscope in Medicine

colonoscope co·lon·o·scope (kō-lŏn'ə-skōp', kə-)
n.
A long flexible endoscope, often equipped with a device for obtaining tissue samples, that is used for visual examination of the colon. Also called coloscope.

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