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an elongated flexible fiberoptic endoscope which permits visual examination of the entire colon.
A long, flexible fiberoptic endoscope.
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.
Etymology: Gk, kolon + skopein, to watch
a long, flexible endoscope, usually fiberoptic, that permits examination of the interior of the entire colon. See also endoscope.
colonoscopeGI disease A flexible lighted fiberoptic endoscope inserted per rectum to perform colonoscopy, which is equipped with optics to allow the examiner to see and photograph the mucosa, and channels for obtaining a biopsy, or to spritz air through the colonoscope to improve visualization. See Colonoscopy. Cf Virtual colonoscopy.
An elongated endoscope, usually fiberoptic, used to examine the colon.
A thin, flexible, hollow, lighted tube that in inserted through the rectum into the colon to enable the doctor to view the entire lining of the colon.
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an elongated flexible fiberoptic endoscope which permits visual examination of the lining of the entire colon.