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colposcope

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noun col·po·scope \ˈkäl-pə-ˌskōp\

Definition of colposcope

  1. :  a magnifying instrument designed to facilitate visual inspection of the vagina and cervix

col·pos·co·py play \käl-ˈpäs-kə-pē\ noun


Origin of colposcope

Greek kolpos hollow, bosom, vagina, womb + English -scope — more at gulf


First Known Use: 1937


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colposcope

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noun col·po·scope \ˈkäl-pə-ˌskōp\

Medical Definition of colposcope

  1. :  a magnifying instrument designed to facilitate visual inspection of the vagina and cervix

  2. col·po·scop·ic \ˌkäl-pə-ˈskäp-ik\play adjective
    col·po·scop·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb
    col·pos·co·py \käl-ˈpäs-kə-pē\play noun, plural col·pos·co·pies




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