A short speculum for examining the anal canal and lower rectum.
- Bacon a. an instrument resembling a rectal speculum, with a long slit on one side and an light source opposite.

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ano·scope 'ā-nə-.skōp n an instrument for facilitating visual examination of the anal canal

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ano·scope (aґnə-skōp) [anus + -scope] a speculum for examining the anus and lower rectum.

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