colonoscopy

noun co·lo·nos·co·py \ ˌkō-lə-ˈnä-skə-pē \
|Updated on: 25 Jun 2018

Definition of colonoscopy

plural colonoscopies
: endoscopic examination of the colon

colonoscope

play \kō-ˈlä-nə-ˌskōp\ noun

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First Known Use of colonoscopy

1926

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COLONOSCOPY Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of colonoscopy for English Language Learners

  • medical : a medical procedure in which a special tube-shaped instrument is used to take pictures of the inside of someone's colon


Medical Dictionary

colonoscopy

noun co·lo·nos·co·py \ ˌkō-lə-ˈnäs-kə-pē , ˌkäl-ə- \

medical Definition of colonoscopy

plural colonoscopies
: endoscopic examination of the colon
  • transabdominal colonoscopy with a sigmoidoscope via colotomy

colonoscopic

play \kō-ˌlän-ə-ˈskäp-ik\ adjective

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