Examination of the vagina and cervix using a lighted magnifying instrument called a colposcope.

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  • colposcopy — 1940, from colpo , from L., from Gk. kolpos womb (used from c.1900 in medical compounds in sense vagina ) + oscopy (see SCOPE (Cf. scope)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Colposcopy — Not to be confused with colonoscopy. Colposcopy Intervention In this diagram, the canal of the cervix (or endocervix) is circled at the base of the womb. The vaginal portion of the cervix projects free into the vagina. The transformation zone …   Wikipedia

  • colposcopy — noun see colposcope …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • colposcopy — /kol pos keuh pee/, n., pl. colposcopies. an examination by means of a colposcope. [1935 40; < Gk kólp(os) womb, vagina + O + SCOPY] * * * …   Universalium

  • colposcopy — noun the examination of the tissues of the vagina and cervix using a colposcope …   Wiktionary

  • Colposcopy — A procedure in which a gynecologist uses a lighted magnifying instrument which is called a colposcope to * * * Examination of vagina and cervix by means of an endoscope. [colpo + G. skopeo, to view] C. is used chiefly to identify areas of… …   Medical dictionary

  • colposcopy — n. examination of cells from the cervix and vagina performed with a colposcope (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • colposcopy — col·pos·co·py …   English syllables

  • colposcopy — n. examination of the cervix under low power binocular magnification and an intense light source. If abnormalities are revealed (identified as white areas after application of acetic acid, then iodine, to the cervix), a diagnostic biopsy is taken …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • colposcopy — /kɒlˈpɒskəpi/ (say kol poskuhpee) noun (plural colposcopies) an examination of the cervix and vaginal walls using a colposcope …   Australian-English dictionary

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