postsigmoidal

sigmoid

[sig-moid]
adjective
1.
shaped like the letter C.
2.
shaped like the letter S.
3.
of, pertaining to, or situated near the sigmoid flexure of the large intestine.
Also, sigmoidal.


Origin:
1660–70; < Greek sigmoeidḗs shaped like a sigma. See sigma, -oid

sigmoidally, adverb
postsigmoid, adjective
postsigmoidal, adjective
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sigmoid (ˈsɪɡmɔɪd)
 
adj
1.  shaped like the letter S
2.  of or relating to the sigmoid colon of the large intestine
 
n
3.  See sigmoid colon
 
[C17: from Greek sigmoeidēs sigma-shaped]

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sigmoid sig·moid (sĭg'moid') or sig·moi·dal (sĭg-moid'l)
adj.

  1. Having the shape of the letter S.

  2. Of or relating to the sigmoid flexure of the colon.

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