colonoscopy

[ koh-luh-nos-kuh-pee ]
/ ˌkoʊ ləˈnɒs kə pi /
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noun Medicine/Medical.

visual inspection of the interior of the colon with a flexible, lighted tube inserted through the rectum.
Also called coloscopy.
Related formsco·lon·o·scop·ic [kuh-lon-uh-skop-ik] /kəˌlɒn əˈskɒp ɪk/, adjectiveco·lon·o·scop·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for colonoscopy

colonoscopy


n.

by 1902 (earlier procto-colonoscopy, 1896; colonoscope attested from 1884), from colon (n.2) + -oscopy (see -scope).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for colonoscopy

colonoscopy

[ kō′lə-nŏskə-pē ]

n.

Examination of the inner surface of the colon by means of a colonoscope.coloscopy
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Science definitions for colonoscopy

colonoscopy

[ kō′lə-nŏskə-pē ]

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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