colposcope

noun

col·​po·​scope ˈkäl-pə-ˌskōp How to pronounce colposcope (audio)
: a magnifying instrument designed to facilitate visual inspection of the vagina and cervix
colposcopy noun

Examples of colposcope in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The colposcope is positioned 8-10 inches from the vagina with a bright light. S. Nicole Lane, SELF, 17 Aug. 2017

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1937, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of colposcope was in 1937

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Cite this Entry

“Colposcope.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/colposcope. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

colposcope

noun
col·​po·​scope ˈkäl-pə-ˌskōp How to pronounce colposcope (audio)
: a magnifying instrument designed to facilitate visual inspection of the vagina and cervix
colposcopic adjective
colposcopically adverb
colposcopy noun
plural colposcopies

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