colposcope

noun
col·po·scope | \ ˈkäl-pə-ˌskōp \

Definition of colposcope 

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

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colposcopy \käl-ˈpä-skə-pē \ noun

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The colposcope is positioned 8-10 inches from the vagina with a bright light. S. Nicole Lane, SELF, "So You Need a Cervical Biopsy—Here's What That Actually Means," 17 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of colposcope

1937, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for colposcope

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

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The first known use of colposcope was in 1937

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colposcope

noun
col·po·scope | \ ˈkäl-pə-ˌskōp \

Medical Definition of colposcope 

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

Other words from colposcope

colposcopic \ˌkäl-pə-ˈskäp-ik \ adjective
colposcopically \-i-k(ə-)lē \ adverb
colposcopy \käl-ˈpäs-kə-pē \ noun plural colposcopies

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