[koh-lon-uh-skohp, kuh-] /koʊˈlɒn əˌskoʊp, kə-/
a flexible, lighted, tubular instrument using fiber optics to permit visualization of the .
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
colonoscope co·lon·o·scope (kō-lŏn’ə-skōp’, kə-)
A long flexible endoscope, often equipped with a device for obtaining tissue samples, that is used for visual examination of the colon. Also called coloscope.
[koh-luh-nos-kuh-pee] /ˌkoʊ ləˈnɒs kə pi/ noun, Medicine/Medical. 1. visual inspection of the interior of the colon with a flexible, lighted tube inserted through the rectum. n. by 1902 (earlier procto-colonoscopy, 1896; colonoscope attested from 1884), from colon (n.2) + -oscopy (see -scope). colonoscopy co·lon·os·co·py (kō’lə-nŏs’kə-pē) n. Examination of the inner surface of the colon by […]
/ˈkɒlənseɪ; -zeɪ/ noun 1. an island in W Scotland, in the Inner Hebrides. Area: about 41 sq km (16 sq miles)
[kuh-loh-nuh s] /kəˈloʊ nəs/ noun, plural coloni [kuh-loh-nahy, -nee] /kəˈloʊ naɪ, -ni/ (Show IPA) 1. a serf in the latter period of the Roman Empire or in the early feudal period.
[kol-uh-nee] /ˈkɒl ə ni/ noun, plural colonies. 1. a group of people who leave their native country to form in a new land a settlement subject to, or connected with, the parent nation. 2. the country or district settled or : Many Western nations are former European colonies. 3. any people or territory separated from […]