colonoscopy etymology

English word colonoscopy comes from English colon, English balanephagous ((rare) Acorn-eating.), English -scopy (Observation, viewing.)

Detailed word origin of colonoscopy

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
colon English (eng) (obsolete) A husbandman.. A European colonial settler, especially in a French colony. (anatomy) Part of the large intestine; the final segment of the digestive system, after (distal to) the ileum and before (proximal to) the anus (rare) The triangular colon (especially in context of not being able to type the actual triangular colon).. (rhetoric) A rhetorical figure consisting of a clause [...]
balanephagous English (eng) (rare) Acorn-eating.
-scopy English (eng) Observation, viewing.
colonoscopy English (eng) (medicine) The examination of the colon using a colonoscope.

Words with the same origin as colonoscopy

Descendants of colon
-col- colotomy edrecolomab
Descendants of balanephagous
balanophagous
Descendants of -scopy
amnioscopy auriscopy bioscopy bronchoscopy brontoscopy duodenoscopy embryoscopy endoscopy fibroscopy fluoroscopy genitoscopy laparoscopy metalloscopy microscopy oneiroscopy proctoscopy rectoscopy retinoscopy spectroscopy telescopy thoracoscopy tracheoscopy uranoscopy vaginoscopy