sigmoidoscope[sig mo̵id′ə skōp′]
sigmoidoscope definition by Webster's New World
an illuminated, tubular instrument for the direct examination of the rectum, colon, and sigmoid flexure
Origin: sigmoid plush -o- plush -scope
sigmoidoscope definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A tubular instrument for visual examination of the sigmoid colon.
- sig·moidˌo·scopˈic adjective
- sigˌmoid·osˈco·py noun
sigmoidoscope - Medical Definition
A tubular instrument for visual examination of the sigmoid flexure.
- sigmoidoscopy adjective