colposcope


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colposcope

 [kol´po-skōp]
1. an instrument for examining the vulva, vagina, and cervix by means of a magnifying lens and a bright light, used to identify abnormal epithelium that warrants biopsy and to evaluate the cervix following a Pap smear.
2. vaginoscope. adj., adj colposcop´ic.

col·po·scope

(kol'pō-skōp),
Endoscopic instrument that magnifies cells of the vagina and cervix in vivo to allow direct observation and study of these tissues.

colposcope

/col·po·scope/ (kol´pah-skōp) vaginoscope; a speculum for examining the vagina and cervix using a magnifying lens.

colposcope

(kŏl′pə-skōp′)
n.
An endoscopic instrument that allows direct observation of the epithelia of the vagina and cervix.

col′po·scop′ic (-skŏp′ĭk) adj.

colposcope

[kol′pəskōp]
a lighted instrument with lenses for direct examination of the surfaces of the vagina and cervix.

col·po·scope

(kol'pŏ-skōp)
Endoscopic instrument that magnifies cells of the vagina and cervix in vivo to allow direct observation and study of these tissues.

Colposcope

An instrument used for examination of the vagina and cervix. Part of the instrument includes a magnifying lens for better visualization.
Mentioned in: Vulvar Cancer

colposcope

a speculum for examining the vagina and cervix by means of a magnifying lens.
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Or, depending on the degree of abnormality, a colposcopy (examination of the vagina and cervix using a colposcope, a modified microscope that views the cervix under magnification) and/or biopsy (a procedure that removes a small sample of tissue from one or more areas of the cervix for examination by a pathologist).
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A simple handheld miniature change-coupled device camera and light source could potentially replace a more expensive colposcope and video camera, or video colposcope.
Colposcopic exam: an examination of the vagina using a specialized device called a colposcope.
A typical examiner may not even be able to see such injuries--most ERs lack a colposcope, a specialized gynecological microscope able to discern nearly twice as many genital abrasions as can the naked eye.