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an elongated flexible fiberoptic endoscope which permits visual examination of the entire colon.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
A long, flexible fiberoptic endoscope.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
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.
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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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
An elongated endoscope, usually fiberoptic, used to examine the colon.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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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