- visual inspection of the interior of the colon with a flexible, lighted tube inserted through the rectum.
Also called coloscopy.
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Word Origin and History for colonoscopy
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Examination of the inner surface of the colon by means of a colonoscope.coloscopy
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- Inspection of the interior surface of the colon with a flexible endoscope that is equipped to obtain tissue samples and inserted through the rectum.
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