[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.
an instrument for examining the uterine cervix, esp for early signs of cancer

colposcope col·po·scope (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.
col’po·scop’ic (-skŏp’ĭk) adj.
An instrument used for inspection of epithelial cells of the cervix and vagina.

colposcopy noun (kŏl-pŏs’kə-pē)


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