What is the definition or description of: colposcopy?

Colposcopy. It's VERY important to get a colposcopy if your pap is abnormal. A colposcopy is a speculum exam where special stains and magnifying lenses are used to look for pre-cancers on your cervix. If there are abnormalities, your GYN will take a biopsy, which is uncomfortable, but lasts .
A cervical exam. Colposcopy is the exam of the the genital area with a low power microscope that is mounted so as to make this possible. It is most commonly used to examine and direct biopsies of the cervix when a pap smear is abnormal. The word derives from the greek word for vagina "colpos" and the suffix "-oscopy" means to view.