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colposcopy

[kol-pos-kuh-pee] /kɒlˈpɒs kə pi/
noun, plural colposcopies.
1.
an examination by means of a colposcope.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; < Greek kólp(os) womb, vagina + -o- + -scopy
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Examples from the web for colposcopy
  • 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.
Word Origin and History for colposcopy
n.

1940, from colpo-, Latinized comb. form of Greek kolpos "womb" (used from c.1900 in medical compounds in sense "vagina;" see gulf (n.)) + -oscopy (see -scope).

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colposcopy in Medicine

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

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colposcopy 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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