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A flexible fiber-optic instrument inserted through the anus in order to examine the colon.
- ‘Also called a colonoscope or coloscope, this instrument is a long, thin tube inserted through the anus and attached to a TV monitor.’
- ‘However, endoscopes can only examine the upper portions of the digestive system, while colonoscopes study the lower portion, or colon.’
- ‘The colonoscope not only allows identification and localization of the disease process, but also allows biopsy or even removal of polyps.’
- ‘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.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.