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a mirror (especially one made of polished metal) for use in an optical instrument

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a medical instrument for dilating a bodily passage or cavity in order to examine the interior

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The women's movement of 40 years ago promoted female self-awareness and empowerment, encouraging women to acquire at least a mirror, and perhaps a speculum, to get comfortable with their own anatomy.
The company's single-use vaginal speculum with built-in light source-which provides greater functionality and efficiency over existing disposable devices while eliminating the risk of cross contamination-is widely adopted by leading hospitals, health systems and community providers across the country.
She talked through the exam before we began and explained its three parts: the external exam, speculum exam, and bimanual exam.
The cervical cancer screening tests--Pap smears, liquid-based Paps, and/or human papillomavirus (HPV) testing--should include a vaginal speculum exam while visualizing the cervix and collection of samples, but does not need to include bimanual examination.
Inserting the speculum may cause a sensation of pressure in your pelvic area.
Students felt confident in using a speculum and in doing the procedure after the workshop, and experienced the smearing of 'melon Paps' onto slides helpful and authentic.
Mews's and Rina Lahav's articles on Speculum Dominarum/Miroir des Dames carefully demonstrate the intertextual nature and the web of connections woven in this genre.
avoids potentially unnecessary speculum examinations, which are invasive
We use an ear speculum to mimic the external auditory canal.
A Kuwaiti surgeon conducted a successful rare gastric sleeve surgery using surgical speculum to a patient weighing about 300 kilograms.
The drawback to the cloacal technique is that the procedure requires use of a modified nasal speculum to probe the cloacal area, which could cause injury to the bird.
On the lamp's surface "appears a very slender woman, possibly affected by a serious illness, like cancer, and a doctor who is performing a gynecological exam with a vaginal speculum," Morillo said.
A speculum is inserted into your vagina and a few cells brushed off.
As with a cervical screening test, the doctor gently inserts a speculum into the vagina, so that the cervix can be seen through the colposcope.
This research piece, commentary, letters and editorial explore the possibility of improving the experience of women in routine vaginal speculum examinations by not using stirrups.