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ˈkɒl pəˌskoʊpcol·po·scope

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  1. colposcopenoun

    a form of endoscope used to examine the tissues of the vagina and cervix


  1. colposcope

    Colposcopy (Ancient Greek: κόλπος, romanized: kolpos, lit. 'hollow, womb, vagina' + skopos "look at") is a medical diagnostic procedure to visually examine the cervix as well as the vagina and vulva using a colposcope.The main goal of colposcopy is to prevent cervical cancer by detecting and treating precancerous lesions early. Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a common infection and the underlying cause for most cervical cancers. Smoking also makes developing cervical abnormalities more likely. Other reasons for a patient to have a colposcopy include assessment of diethylstilbestrol (DES) exposure in utero, immunosuppression, abnormal appearance of the cervix or as a part of a sexual assault forensic examination. Colposcopy is done using a colposcope, which provides a magnified and illuminated view of the areas, allowing the colposcopist to visually distinguish normal from abnormal appearing tissue, such as damaged or abnormal changes in the tissue (lesions), and take directed biopsies for further pathological examination if needed. The procedure was developed by the German physician Hans Hinselmann, with help from Eduard Wirths. The development of colposcopy involved experimentation on Jewish inmates from Auschwitz.


  1. colposcope

    A colposcope is a medical instrument used to examine the cervix, vagina, and vulva for signs of abnormal cells or tissue changes. It consists of a magnifying lens with a light source that allows for detailed visualization of these areas. It is commonly used in gynecology for the early detection of cervical cancer or other abnormalities.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of colposcope in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of colposcope in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2


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