Colpo- (prefix)

Colpo- (prefix)
Combining form from the Greek kolpos meaning a fold, cleft, or hollow and usually referring to the vagina. Words incorporating colpo- as the start of the word include colporrhaphy, colposcopy, colpotomy.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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