colpo-, colp-, kolpo-, kolp-

(Greek: womb, fold; vagina; from "bosom, lap, hollow")

The letter "k" is frequently used in place of the beginning "c" for many of these words.

1. Diarrhea thought to originate from a process confined to or affecting chiefly the colon.
2. A discharge of mucus from the colon.
colportage (noun) (no plural)
The act or process of selling religious books and literature by individuals specifically employed to do so: Tom's cousin was employed during the summer to complete the colportage of Bibles and other books about his denomination's religious beliefs.
colporteur (s) (noun), colporteurs (pl)
1. A hawker or seller of books, essays, newspapers, etc.; especially in English use, someone who is employed by a religious group to travel around and to sell or to distribute Bibles and other religious writings: The colporteurs, Susan and Sally, were going from one house to another in Jan's neighborhood in an effort to sell their religious publications.
2. Etymology: from French colporter; probably from Old French comporter, "to carry"; influenced through folk etymology by porter à col, "to carry on one's neck". A French alteration influenced by col, "neck", from the idea that "peddlers carried their wares on trays suspended from straps around their necks".
A surgical instrument used to examine the vagina and the cervix of the womb.
The examination of the cervix (entrance to the womb) and the vagina with a colposcope.
A spasmodic contraction of the vagina.

The sustained tight contraction of the muscular wall of the vagina, most commonly as a feature of vaginismus.

colpostenosis (s) (noun), colpostenosies (pl)
The narrowing of the vagina.
colpostenotomy (s) (noun), colpostenotomies (pl0
A surgical incision into the vagina to relieve a stricture or narrowing produced by trauma, infection, radiation, or occurring congenitally.
A device used for measuring the temperature of the vagina, said to be useful for detecting ovulation.