colposcope

noun
col·​po·​scope | \ ˈkäl-pə-ˌskōp How to pronounce colposcope (audio) \

Definition of colposcope

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

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Other Words from colposcope

colposcopy \ käl-​ˈpä-​skə-​pē How to pronounce colposcopy (audio) \ 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, "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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/colposcope. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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colposcope

noun
col·​po·​scope | \ ˈkäl-pə-ˌskōp How to pronounce colposcope (audio) \

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 How to pronounce colposcopic (audio) \ adjective
colposcopically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce colposcopically (audio) \ adverb
colposcopy \ käl-​ˈpäs-​kə-​pē How to pronounce colposcopy (audio) \ noun, plural colposcopies

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