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 (kō-lŏn′ə-skōp′, kə-)
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.


(Medicine) an instrument for examining the colon, consisting of a flexible lighted tube that is inserted in the colon to look for abnormalities and to remove them or take tissue samples
[C20: from colon2 + -o- + -scope]
colonoscopy n


(koʊˈlɒn əˌskoʊp, kə-)
See under colonoscopy.
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Noun1.colonoscope - an elongated fiberoptic endoscope for examining the entire colon from cecum to rectum
endoscope - a long slender medical instrument for examining the interior of a bodily organ or performing minor surgery
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The Pure-Vu System works with standard colonoscopes to help facilitate the cleaning of poorly prepped colons during the colonoscopy procedure, while preserving standard procedural workflow and techniques.
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Doctors used air during the withdrawal of colonoscopes from the patients in both groups.
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Patients as well as clinicians who have had to deal with rigid/semi-flexible scopes prior to the advent of flexible colonoscopes can appreciate advances since the Lichleiter, the first endoscopic instrument developed in 1806--based on observations of sword swallowers.
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