sigmoidoscopic

sigmoidoscope

[sig-moi-duh-skohp]
noun
a rigid or flexible endoscope for visual examination of the rectum and sigmoid colon.
Also called proctosigmoidoscope.


Origin:
1900–05; sigmoid (flexure) + -o- + -scope

sigmoidoscopic [sig-moi-duh-skop-ik] , adjective
sigmoidoscopist [sig-moi-dos-kuh-pist] , noun
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sigmoidoscope (sɪɡˈmɔɪdəˌskəʊp)
 
n
an instrument incorporating a light for the direct observation of the colon, rectum, and sigmoid flexure
 
sigmoidoscopic
 
adj
 
sigmoidoscopy
 
n

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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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