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colposcope

[kol-puh-skohp] /ˈkɒl pəˌskoʊp/
noun
1.
an instrument that magnifies the cells of the cervix and vagina to permit direct observation and study of the living tissue.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; < Greek kólp(os) womb, vagina + -o- + -scope
Related forms
colposcopic
[kol-puh-skop-ik] /ˌkɒl pəˈskɒp ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
colposcopist
[kol-pos-kuh-pist] /kɒlˈpɒs kə pɪst/ (Show IPA),
noun
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British Dictionary definitions for colposcopic

colposcope

/ˈkɒlpəˌskəʊp/
noun
1.
an instrument for examining the uterine cervix, esp for early signs of cancer
Derived Forms
colposcopy (kɒlpəˈskəʊpɪ) noun
Word Origin
C20: from colpo- + -scope
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colposcopic in Medicine

colposcope col·po·scope (kŏl'pə-skōp')
n.
An endoscopic instrument that magnifies the epithelia of the vagina and cervix in vivo to allow direct observation and study of these tissues.


col'po·scop'ic (-skŏp'ĭk) adj.
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colposcopic in Science
colposcope
  (kŏl'pə-skōp')   
An instrument used for inspection of epithelial cells of the cervix and vagina.

colposcopy noun (kŏl-pŏs'kə-pē)
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