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colonoscopy

[koh-luh-nos-kuh-pee] /ˌkoʊ ləˈnɒs kə pi/
noun, Medicine/Medical
1.
visual inspection of the interior of the colon with a flexible, lighted tube inserted through the rectum.
Also called coloscopy.
Related forms
colonoscopic [kuh-lon-uh-skop-ik] /kəˌlɒn əˈskɒp ɪk/ (Show IPA), adjective
colonoscopically, adverb
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Examples from the web for colonoscopy
  • Let's be honest: nobody really wants to get a colonoscopy, even if the procedure is crucial in finding nascent tumors.
  • The two met and decided to do yet another colonoscopy.
  • Now my doctor says he is unable to repeat a colonoscopy.
  • Not everyone has the guts to write an ode to colonoscopy.
  • colonoscopy prevents colon cancer by removing polyps before they can become cancer.
  • colonoscopy can also be done to screen for colon polyps and colon cancer.
  • The doctor removes a piece of tissue from your large intestine during a colonoscopy.
  • Five-year risk of colorectal neoplasia after negative screening colonoscopy.
  • colonoscopy may be used to remove air from the large intestine.
Word Origin and History for colonoscopy
n.

by 1902 (earlier procto-colonoscopy, 1896; colonoscope attested from 1884), from colon (n.2) + -oscopy (see -scope).

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colonoscopy in Medicine

colonoscopy co·lon·os·co·py (kō'lə-nŏs'kə-pē)
n.
Examination of the inner surface of the colon by means of a colonoscope. Also called coloscopy.

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colonoscopy in Science
colonoscopy
  (kō'lə-nŏs'kə-pē)   
Inspection of the interior surface of the colon with a flexible endoscope that is equipped to obtain tissue samples and inserted through the rectum.
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