proctoscope

A rectal speculum. SYN: rectoscope. [procto- + G. skopeo, to view]
- Tuttle p. a tubular rectal speculum illuminated at its distal extremity; after introduction, the obturator is withdrawn and a glass window is inserted in the proximal end; then, by means of a rubber bulb and tube connected with the p., the rectal ampulla may be inflated.

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proc·to·scope 'präk-tə-.skōp n an instrument used for dilating and visually inspecting the rectum and lower portion of the sigmoid colon
proctoscope vt, -scoped; -scop·ing to use a proctoscope on

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n.
an illuminated instrument through which the lower part of the rectum and the anus may be inspected and minor procedures (such as injection therapy for haemorrhoids) carried out.

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proc·to·scope (prokґto-skōp) [procto- + -scope] a speculum or tubular instrument with appropriate illumination for inspecting the rectum. Called also rectoscope.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • proctoscope — [präk′tə skōp΄] n. [ PROCTO + SCOPE] an instrument used for the direct examination of the interior of the rectum proctoscopic [präk′təskäp′ik] adj. proctoscopy [präktäs′kə pē] n. pl. proctoscopies …   English World dictionary

  • proctoscope — proctoscopic /prok teuh skop ik/, adj. /prok teuh skohp /, n. an instrument for visual examination of the interior of the rectum. [1895 1900; PROCTO + SCOPE] * * * Lighted tube used to inspect the rectum and lower colon. It is 10 in. (25 cm) long …   Universalium

  • proctoscope — noun a tube like instrument, equipped with a light, used to examine the rectum; a rectoscope See Also: proctoscopy …   Wiktionary

  • proctoscope — instrument for examining the rectum Scientific Instruments …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • proctoscope — prÉ‘ktÉ™skəʊp / prÉ’k n. device used for viewing inside the rectum; device for viewing the large intestines …   English contemporary dictionary

  • proctoscope — [ prɒktəskəʊp] noun a medical instrument for examining the anus and lower rectum. Derivatives proctoscopy noun Origin C19: from Gk prōktos anus + scope …   English new terms dictionary

  • proctoscope — proc·to·scope …   English syllables

  • proctoscope — n. an illuminated instrument through which the lower part of the rectum and the anus may be inspected and minor procedures (such as injection therapy for haemorrhoids) carried out. Derivatives: proctoscopy n …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • proctoscope — proc•to•scope [[t]ˈprɒk təˌskoʊp[/t]] n. med an instrument for visual examination of the interior of the rectum • Etymology: 1895–1900 proc to•scop′ic ˈskɒp ɪk adj. proc•tos′co•py ˈtɒs kə pi n …   From formal English to slang

  • proctoscope — /ˈprɒktəskoʊp/ (say proktuhskohp) noun an instrument for examining the interior of the rectum. {procto (from Greek prōkto , combining form of prōktos anus) + scope} …   Australian English dictionary

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