Special microscope for direct visual examination of the cervical tissue.

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col·po·mi·cro·scope (kol″po-miґkro-skōp) an instrument especially designed for the microscopic examination of tissues of the cervix in situ; it has higher powers of magnification than the colposcope.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • colpomicroscopy — Direct observation and study of cells in the vagina and cervix magnified in vivo, in the undisturbed tissue, by means of a colpomicroscope. * * * col·po·mi·cros·co·py (kol″po mi krosґkə pe) examination of tissues of the cervix in situ… …   Medical dictionary

  • Colposcope — A lighted magnifying instrument used by a gynecologist to examine the tissues of the vagina and the cervix. The procedure is called colposcopy. * * * Endoscopic instrument that magnifies cells of the vagina and cervix in vivo to allow direct… …   Medical dictionary

  • colpomicroscopic — col·po·mi·cro·scop·ic (kol″po mi″kro skopґik) pertaining to the colpomicroscope, or to colpomicroscopy …   Medical dictionary

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