Glossary Term:

Title

colonoscope

Phonetic

ko-<b>LAHN</b>-uh-<b>scope</b>

Description

a thin, flexible, hollow lighted tube about the thickness of a finger. It is put in through the rectum and moved up into the colon. The colonoscope is connected to a video camera and monitor screen so the doctor can look closely at the inside of the entire colon. Compare to sigmoidoscope. See also colon, colonoscopy, rectum.