Definition of colonoscope in English:

colonoscope

Line breaks: col¦ono|scope
Pronunciation: /kəˈlɒnəskəʊp
 
/

noun

Medicine
  • A flexible fibre-optic instrument inserted through the anus in order to examine the colon.
    More example sentences
    • Resting comfortably on one side, most people feel only a little discomfort as the colonoscope is carefully inserted into the back passage.
    • Your doctor will probably look inside your intestines with a sigmoidoscope or a colonoscope.
    • However, endoscopes can only examine the upper portions of the digestive system, while colonoscopes study the lower portion, or colon.

Derivatives

colonoscopy

Pronunciation: /kɒləˈnɒskəpi/
noun (plural colonoscopies)
More example sentences
  • Images of the upper gastrointestinal tract and colon are inferior to those obtained by upper gastrointestinal endoscopy and colonoscopy.
  • The surgeon diagnoses the problem by barium enema or a colonoscopy and schedules surgery.
  • Hemorrhage is most common when colonoscopy is used to biopsy or remove colonic lesions.

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