Definition of colonoscope in English:


Pronunciation /kəˈlänəˌskōp/ /kəˈlɑnəˌskoʊp/


  • A flexible fiber-optic instrument inserted through the anus in order to examine the colon.

    ‘Resting comfortably on one side, most people feel only a little discomfort as the colonoscope is carefully inserted into the back passage.’
    • ‘Your doctor will probably look inside your intestines with a sigmoidoscope or a colonoscope.’
    • ‘However, endoscopes can only examine the upper portions of the digestive system, while colonoscopes study the lower portion, or colon.’
    • ‘Also called a colonoscope or coloscope, this instrument is a long, thin tube inserted through the anus and attached to a TV monitor.’
    • ‘The colonoscope not only allows identification and localization of the disease process, but also allows biopsy or even removal of polyps.’