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sigmoid flexure

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  1. Zoology. an S-shaped curve in a body part.
  2. Also called sigmoid colon. an S-shaped curve of the large intestine between the descending colon and the rectum.

Origin of sigmoid flexure

First recorded in 1780–90
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British Dictionary definitions for sigmoid flexure

sigmoid flexure

  1. zoology an S-shaped curve, as in the necks of certain birds
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sigmoid flexure in Medicine

sigmoid flexure

  1. The S-shaped section of the colon between the pelvic brim and the third sacral segment, continuous with the rectum.sigmoid colon
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