- a flexible, lighted, tubular instrument using fiber optics to permit visualization of the colon.
Origin of colonoscope
Also called co·lo·scope [koh-luh-skohp] /ˈkoʊ ləˌskoʊp/.
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- 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
Word Origin for colonoscope
C20: from colon ² + -o- + -scope
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- A long flexible endoscope, often equipped with a device for obtaining tissue samples, that is used for visual examination of the colon.coloscope
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