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sigmoidoscope

[sig-moi-duh-skohp] /sɪgˈmɔɪ dəˌskoʊp/
noun
1.
a rigid or flexible endoscope for visual examination of the rectum and sigmoid colon.
Also called proctosigmoidoscope.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; sigmoid (flexure) + -o- + -scope
Related forms
sigmoidoscopic
[sig-moi-duh-skop-ik] /sɪgˌmɔɪ dəˈskɒp ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
sigmoidoscopist
[sig-moi-dos-kuh-pist] /ˌsɪg mɔɪˈdɒs kə pɪst/ (Show IPA),
noun
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Examples from the web for sigmoidoscope
  • There may be some bloating or cramping caused by the air or by stretching of the bowel by the sigmoidoscope.
  • The discovery was made with a device called a sigmoidoscope, a tube containing a light source.
  • Examination of the lower colon using a sigmoidoscope, inserted into the rectum.
  • The sigmoidoscope can view almost half of the colon.
British Dictionary definitions for sigmoidoscope

sigmoidoscope

/sɪɡˈmɔɪdəˌskəʊp/
noun
1.
an instrument incorporating a light for the direct observation of the colon, rectum, and sigmoid flexure
Derived Forms
sigmoidoscopic (sɪɡˌmɔɪdəˈskɒpɪk) adjective
sigmoidoscopy (ˌsɪɡmɔɪdˈɒskəpɪ) noun
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sigmoidoscope in Medicine

sigmoidoscope sig·moid·o·scope (sĭg-moi'də-skōp')
n.
A tubular instrument for visual examination of the sigmoid flexure.


sig'moid·os'co·py (sĭg'moi-dŏs'kə-pē) adj.
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