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colonoscopy

[ koh-luh-nos-kuh-pee ]
/ ˌkoʊ ləˈnɒs kə pi /
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Definition of colonoscopy

noun Medicine/Medical.
visual inspection of the interior of the colon with a flexible, lighted tube inserted through the rectum.
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Also called coloscopy .

Origin of colonoscopy

First recorded in 1900–05; colon2 + -o- + -scopy

OTHER WORDS FROM colonoscopy

co·lon·o·scop·ic [kuh-lon-uh-skop-ik], /kəˌlɒn əˈskɒp ɪk/, adjectiveco·lon·o·scop·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Medical 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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Scientific 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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