noun, plural colposcopies.
an examination by means of a colposcope.

1935–40; < Greek kólp(os) womb, vagina + -o- + -scopy Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
colposcope (ˈkɒlpəˌskəʊp)
an instrument for examining the uterine cervix, esp for early signs of cancer
[C20: from colpo- + -scope]

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Word Origin & History

1940, from colpo-, from L., from Gk. kolpos "womb" (used from c.1900 in medical compounds in sense "vagina") + -oscopy.
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Medical Dictionary

colposcopy col·pos·co·py (kŏl-pŏs'kə-pē)
Coldoscopic examination of the vaginal and cervical epithelia.

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Science Dictionary
colposcope   (kŏl'pə-skōp')  Pronunciation Key 
An instrument used for inspection of epithelial cells of the cervix and vagina.

colposcopy noun (kŏl-pŏs'kə-pē)
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Example sentences
If further testing is needed, a colposcopy is usually performed.
Colposcopy can be performed either at the initial evaluation or after the results are known.
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