variants: or before vowels colp-

Definition of colpo-

: vagina colpocleisis colposcope

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History and Etymology for colpo-

Greek kólpos “lap, bosom, fold in a garment, vagina, womb, bay, valley” (going back to *kwolp-o-, earlier *kwelp-o-) + -o-

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“Colpo-.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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