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speculum

spec·u·lum

speculum

 
pronunciation:
spek y lm
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part of speech: noun
inflections: specula, speculums
definition 1: a medical instrument that can be opened after insertion, used to dilate a passage or cavity so that it can be examined.
definition 2: one of the mirrors in a reflecting telescope or other optical instrument.
definition 3: a distinctively lustrous or colorful patch on the wing of certain birds.
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