: A flexible, lighted instrument used to view the inside of the colon.
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A long, flexible fiberoptic endoscope.

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co·lon·o·scope kō-'län-ə-.skōp n a flexible endoscope for inspecting and passing instruments into the colon (as to obtain tissue for biopsy)

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co·lono·scope (ko-lonґo-skōp) [colon + -scope] an elongated flexible endoscope for visual examination of the entire colon; called also coloscope.

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  • colonoscope — [kə län′ə skōp΄] n. a fiber optic endoscope used to examine the inside of the colon and also, often, to take tissue samples colonoscopic [kə län΄əskäp′ik] adj. colonoscopy [kō΄lən äs′kə pē] n …   English World dictionary

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  • colonoscope — noun see colonoscopy …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • colonoscope — colonoscopy /koh leuh nos keuh pee/, n. /koh lon euh skohp , keuh /, n. Med. a flexible, lighted, tubular instrument using fiber optics to permit visualization of the colon. [COLON2 + O + SCOPE] * * * …   Universalium

  • colonoscope — noun a flexible fibreoptic endoscope used to examine the colon and obtain tissue samples See Also: colonoscopy …   Wiktionary

  • colonoscope — instrument for viewing the colon Scientific Instruments …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • colonoscope — n. type of endoscope, long flexible instrument inserted into the colon in order to perform a visual examination (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • colonoscope — co·lon·o·scope …   English syllables

  • colonoscope — med co•lon•o•scope [[t]koʊˈlɒn əˌskoʊp, kə [/t]] n. See under colonoscopy …   From formal English to slang

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