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A short speculum for examining the anal canal and lower rectum.

[Latin ānus, anus + -scope.]

a′no·scop′ic (-skŏp′ĭk) adj.
a·nos′co·py (ā-nŏs′kə-pē) n.
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(9,14,15) Overall the ASC-US category comprised 36% (279 cases) of abnormal results, which would overwhelm our current anoscopic capacity.
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