- n.a procedure for examining the interior of the entire colon and rectum using a flexible illuminated fibreoptic or video-camera instrument (colonoscope) introduced through the anus and guided up the colon by a combination of visual and X-ray control. It is possible to obtain specimens for microscopic examination using flexible forceps passed through the colonoscope and to remove polyps using a diathermy snare.
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Colonoscopy — Intervention ICD 9 CM 45.23 MeSH … Wikipedia
colonoscopy — by 1902 (earlier procto colonoscopy, 1896; colonoscope attested from 1884), from COLON (Cf. colon) (2) + oscopy (see SCOPE (Cf. scope)) … Etymology dictionary
colonoscopy — Visual examination of the inner surface of the colon by means of a colonoscope. SYN: coloscopy. [colon + G. skopeo, to view] * * * co·lo·nos·co·py .kō lə näs kə pē, .käl ə n, pl pie … Medical dictionary
colonoscopy — noun (plural pies) Date: 1926 endoscopic examination of the colon • colonoscope noun … New Collegiate Dictionary
colonoscopy — co·lon·os·co·py (kō lə nŏsʹkə pē) n. pl. co·lon·os·co·pies Examination of the colon with a colonoscope. Also called coloscopy. * * * … Universalium
colonoscopy — noun /kaləˈnaskəpi/ The examination of the colon using a colonoscope … Wiktionary
colonoscopy — n. examination of the colon using a colonoscope (flexible tube inserted into the body that allows doctors to view the interior of the colon) … English contemporary dictionary
colonoscopy — [ˌkəʊlə nɒskəpɪ] noun (plural colonoscopies) Medicine examination of the colon with a fibre optic instrument inserted through the anus … English new terms dictionary
colonoscopy — co·lo·nos·co·py … English syllables
colonoscopy — med co•lon•os•co•py [[t]ˌkoʊ ləˈnɒs kə pi[/t]] n. pl. pies. an examination of the colon by means of a flexible fiberoptic instrument(colonoscope)passed through the rectum … From formal English to slang