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Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

colpo-

The vagina.

[Greek kolpos, womb.]

A colposcope is a surgical instrument used to examine the vagina and the cervix of the womb. A colpotomy (Greek -tomia, cutting) is any surgical incision into the wall of the vagina; colporrhaphy (Greek rhaphē, a seam) is an operation to remove lax and redundant vaginal tissue in cases of prolapse of the vaginal wall. See also vagino-.

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