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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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