[ kol-puh-skohp ]
/ ˈkɒl pəˌskoʊp /
an instrument that magnifies the cells of the cervix and vagina to permit direct observation and study of the living tissue.
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OTHER WORDS FROM colposcopecol·po·scop·ic [kol-puh-skop-ik], /ˌkɒl pəˈskɒp ɪk/, adjectivecol·pos·co·pist [kol-pos-kuh-pist], /kɒlˈpɒs kə pɪst/, noun
Words nearby colposcope
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British Dictionary definitions for colposcope
/ (ˈkɒlpəˌskəʊp) /
an instrument for examining the uterine cervix, esp for early signs of cancer
Derived forms of colposcopecolposcopy (kɒlpəˈskəʊpɪ), noun
Word Origin for colposcope
C20: from colpo- + -scope
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Medical definitions for colposcope
[ kŏl′pə-skōp′ ]
An endoscopic instrument that magnifies the epithelia of the vagina and cervix in vivo to allow direct observation and study of these tissues.
Other words from colposcopecol′po•scop′ic (-skŏp′ĭk) adj.
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