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  • endoscopy of colon


An examination of the inside of the colon using a thin, lighted tube, called a colonoscope, inserted into the rectum. Samples of tissues may be collected for examination under a microscope.

Definition from:  National Cancer Institute dictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference.

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See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

Published: November 23, 2015