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

colposcopy

play \käl-ˈpä-skə-pē\ noun

Origin and Etymology of colposcope

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


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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

colposcopic

\ˌkäl-pə-ˈskäp-ik\play adjective

colposcopically

\-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb

colposcopy

\käl-ˈpäs-kə-pē\play noun plural

colposcopies


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