coloscope

colonoscope

[koh-lon-uh-skohp, kuh-]
noun Medicine/Medical.
a flexible, lighted, tubular instrument using fiber optics to permit visualization of the colon.
Also called coloscope [koh-luh-skohp] .


Origin:
colon2 + -o- + -scope

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colonoscope (kəˈlɒnəˌskəʊp)
 
n
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
 
[C20: from colon² + -o- + -scope]
 
colonoscopy
 
n

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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.

coloscope co·lo·scope (kō'lə-skōp')
n.
See colonoscope.

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