Definition of colonoscopy in English:

colonoscopy

Pronunciation /ˌkōləˈnäskəpē/ /ˌkoʊləˈnɑskəpi/

noun

Medicine
  • A procedure in which a flexible fiber-optic instrument is inserted through the anus in order to examine the colon.

    ‘a colonoscopy did not show any problem’
    • ‘a large group of patients undergoing colonoscopy’
    • ‘Your doctor will then arrange for you to have a colonoscopy.’
    • ‘The treatment of your problem depends on the colonoscopy results.’
    • ‘I was hospitalized for testing (colonoscopy, CT scan, etc.).’
    • ‘Now I have to have a colonoscopy every three months, for the next few years at least.’
    • ‘In order for colonoscopy to yield the most accurate results, your colon must be well prepared.’
    • ‘The colonoscopy exam usually takes about 15 minutes to an hour.’
    • ‘It requires less preparation than barium enema or colonoscopy.’
    • ‘During colonoscopy, the doctor can screen the entire colon for other abnormalities.’
    • ‘Published guidelines say that repeat colonoscopy is not advised.’
    • ‘Computed tomography may replace colonoscopy in some instances.’