sigmoidoscopy

[sig-moi-dos-kuh-pee]
noun, plural sigmoidoscopies.
an examination by means of a sigmoidoscope.

Origin:
1895–1900; sigmoidoscope + -y3

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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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Unlike sigmoidoscopy, which can only reach the lower third of the colon, colonoscopy examines the entire length of the colon.
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