What does speculum mean?

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ˈspɛk yə ləmspecu·lum

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. speculum(noun)

    a mirror (especially one made of polished metal) for use in an optical instrument

  2. speculum(noun)

    a medical instrument for dilating a bodily passage or cavity in order to examine the interior

Wiktionary

  1. speculum(Noun)

    A medical instrument used during an examination to dilate an orifice.

  2. speculum(Noun)

    A mirror.

  3. Origin: From speculum, diminutive form from root spec-, to look at + diminutive suffix -ulum.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Speculum

    of Speculum

  2. Speculum(noun)

    a mirror, or looking-glass; especially, a metal mirror, as in Greek and Roman archaeology

  3. Speculum(noun)

    a reflector of polished metal, especially one used in reflecting telescopes. See Speculum metal, below

  4. Speculum(noun)

    an instrument for dilating certain passages of the body, and throwing light within them, thus facilitating examination or surgical operations

  5. Speculum(noun)

    a bright and lustrous patch of color found on the wings of ducks and some other birds. It is usually situated on the distal portions of the secondary quills, and is much more brilliant in the adult male than in the female

  6. Origin: [L., fr. specere to look, behold. See Spy.]

Freebase

  1. Speculum

    Speculum: A Journal of Medieval Studies is a quarterly academic journal published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of the Medieval Academy of America. It was established in 1926. The journal's primary focus is on the time period from 500-1500 in Western Europe, but also on related subjects such as Byzantine, Hebrew, Arabic, and Slavic studies. The editor-in-chief is Jacqueline Brown.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Speculum

    spek′ū-lum, n. (opt.) a reflector usually made of polished metal: (surg.) an instrument for bringing into view parts otherwise hidden: an ocellus or eye-spot, the mirror of a wing: a lookout place:—pl. Spec′ula. [L.,—specĕre, to look.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of speculum in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of speculum in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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