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colonoscope

[ koh-lon-uh-skohp, kuh- ]
/ koʊˈlɒn əˌskoʊp, kə- /
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noun Medicine/Medical.
a flexible, lighted, tubular instrument using fiber optics to permit visualization of the colon.
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Also called co·lo·scope [koh-luh-skohp] /ˈkoʊ ləˌskoʊp/ .

Origin of colonoscope

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British Dictionary definitions for colonoscope

colonoscope
/ (kəˈlɒnəˌskəʊp) /

noun
an instrument for examining the colon, consisting of a flexible lighted tube that is inserted in the colon to look for abnormalities and to remove them or take tissue samples

Derived forms of colonoscope

colonoscopy (ˌkɒlənˈɒskəpɪ), noun

Word Origin for colonoscope

C20: from colon ² + -o- + -scope
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