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speculum

[′spek·yə·ləm]
(medicine)
A tubular instrument for inserting into a passage or cavity of the body to facilitate visual inspection or medication.
(optics)
An optical instrument reflector of polished metal or of glass with a film of metal.

Speculum

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

A speculum is a table constructed in tandem with an astrological chart that records such information as the planets’ declination, right ascension, latitude, etc.

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La Baja Edad Media, aunque es una continuidad en buena parte de la cultura altomedieval, es tambien un periodo de cambio, de creatividad y de innovacion donde los tradicionales topoi o metaforas especulares: espejo de la naturaleza, de la Escritura y del alma, amen de alcanzar una proyeccion desconocida hasta entonces, se vieron enriquecidos por la aparicion de un nuevo genero literario de caracter especular: los specula, caracterizados tanto por portar en su titulo el termino speculum, acompanado habitualmente de un sustantivo en genitivo, como por encerrar toda una programacion pedagogica y gnoseologica de caracter catoptrico encaminada a la perfeccion humana.
The investigation found that re-usable metal vaginal specula were not always sterilised before being used again.
However, 39 (48%) of those samples had been obtained with nonlubricated specula.
Dini called his bethren the specula mundorum, "the mirrors of the worldly.
This product line offers a wide selection of the most popular styles and sizes of vaginal specula, retractors, forceps, hooks, and sterile disposable electrodes.
In a pilot study conducted at Indiana University, Indianapolis, four senior-level cytotechnologists were just as likely to report the presence of lubricant on smears taken using nonlubricated specula as they were on smears taken with lubricated ones, said Dr.
Contract awarded for Specula / Protesis Esophageal / Sutura Oftalmologica