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Primary Meanings of speculum

1.
n
a mirror (especially one made of polished metal) for use in an optical instrument
2.
n
a medical instrument for dilating a bodily passage or cavity in order to examine the interior
Full Definitions of speculum
1

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

Type of:
mirror
polished surface that forms images by reflecting light
2

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

Type of:
medical instrument
instrument used in the practice of medicine

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