speculum

noun spec·u·lum \ ˈspe-kyə-ləm \

Definition of speculum

plural specula play \ˈspe-kyə-lə\ also speculums
1 :an instrument inserted into a body passage especially to facilitate visual inspection or medication
2 :a drawing or table showing the relative positions of all the planets (as in an astrological nativity)
3 :a patch of color on the secondaries of most ducks and some other birds

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Origin and Etymology of speculum

Middle English, from Latin, mirror, from specere


Medical Dictionary

speculum

noun spec·u·lum \ ˈspek-yə-ləm \

medical Definition of speculum

plural specula play \-lə\ also speculums
:any of various instruments for insertion into a body passage to facilitate visual inspection or medication
  • a vaginal speculum

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