Definition of colposcope in English:

colposcope

Syllabification: col·po·scope
Pronunciation: /ˈkälpəˌskōp
 
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noun

  • A surgical instrument used to examine the vagina and the cervix of the uterus.
    More example sentences
    • Magnification devices, such as a colposcope, allow the clinician to observe small lesions that may not otherwise be readily identified.
    • Colposcopy involves an out-patient visit to a hospital, where a gynaecologist (doctor specialising in the female reproductive system) examines the cervix closely through a binocular microscope called a colposcope.
    • Examination of the labia, vagina and cervix is greatly enhanced with the use of a colposcope.

Derivatives

colposcopy

Pronunciation: /kälˈpäskəpē/
noun
More example sentences
  • Despite these difficulties with lesion identification, researchers have found several characteristic features that can help in locating glandular lesions during colposcopy.
  • Previous studies have recommended more frequent cytologic sampling and prompt referral for colposcopy in HIV-positive women with abnormal cytology.
  • Present guidelines recommend referral for colposcopy after detection of three borderline and two mild abnormalities.

Origin

1940s: from Greek kolpos 'womb, uterus' + -scope.

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