[kol-pos-kuh-pee] /kɒlˈpɒs kə pi/

noun, plural colposcopies.
an examination by means of a colposcope.

1940, from colpo-, Latinized comb. form of Greek kolpos “womb” (used from c.1900 in medical compounds in sense “vagina;” see gulf (n.)) + -oscopy (see -scope).

colposcopy col·pos·co·py (kŏl-pŏs’kə-pē)
Coldoscopic examination of the vaginal and cervical epithelia.
An instrument used for inspection of epithelial cells of the cervix and vagina.

colposcopy noun (kŏl-pŏs’kə-pē)


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