Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Examination of the colon with a colonoscope. Also called coloscopy.

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  • n. The examination of the colon using a colonoscope.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. visual examination of the colon (with a colonoscope) from the cecum to the rectum; requires sedation

Etymologies

Dated 1902 CE; colon +‎ -oscopy. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "A lot of people have these ideas that they're trying to push through fast, which I call the colonoscopy approach," said Robert J. Russell, an Old Greenwich Yacht Club member.

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  • In an effort to contain costs, Medicare has stopped covering the scanning procedure, though the more invasive traditional colonoscopy is still covered.

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  • Three-dimensional computed tomography colonography, also known as virtual colonoscopy, is an accurate screening method for colorectal cancer, according to a study published in the November issue of the journal Radiology.

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  • But before you turn the channel, I say the word colonoscopy -- it certainly fits into this category.

    CNN Transcript Dec 1, 2003

  • “There’s a procedure we call a colonoscopy,” I continue.

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  • And this drug they give you with a colonoscopy is just a dream — you’re relaxed on one side, wide awake and watching television.

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  • Having a colonoscopy is the most effective way for you to be screened for colorectal cancer — just ask President Obama.

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  • Let me get this straight: whatever the symptom, whatever the history, whatever the possible diagnoses, under no circumstances will this particular company ever cover the specific non-invasive procedure known as colonoscopy?

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  • I would ask you to consider that the process you went through for your colonoscopy was the top-of-the-line in terms of care.

    Donna Smith: Bush Got a Better Colonoscopy Than I Did

  • The colonoscopy was another, um, tender issue; female nurses with invasive male doctor and roto-rooter tools.

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