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sigmoidoscopy

[sig-moi-dos-kuh-pee] /ˌsɪg mɔɪˈdɒs kə pi/
noun, plural sigmoidoscopies.
1.
an examination by means of a sigmoidoscope.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; sigmoidoscope + -y3
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  • Unlike sigmoidoscopy, which can only reach the lower third of the colon, colonoscopy examines the entire length of the colon.
Word Origin and History for sigmoidoscopy
n.

1896, from sigmoid + -scopy, with connective -o-.

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