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 History of this Word

"colpo" is from "kolpos" (fold or hollow) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

More words with this prefix,
colpospasm
colpostenotomy
colporrhagia

Words related to this meaning

grammar is modifier

"colpo-" is a type of prefix

Definition

A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "vagina" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

Examples of how the word is used

colpo- illustration The doctor may use the colposcope to take photographs for your medical record.
colpo- illustration A large cyst wall can be removed through a colpotomy.