sigmoid flexure


noun

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

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Origin of sigmoid flexure

First recorded in 1780–90
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British Dictionary definitions for sigmoid colon (1 of 2)

sigmoid colon

noun

the S-shaped bend in the final portion of the large intestine that leads to the rectumAlso called: sigmoid flexure

British Dictionary definitions for sigmoid colon (2 of 2)

sigmoid flexure

noun

zoology an S-shaped curve, as in the necks of certain birds
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Medical definitions for sigmoid colon (1 of 2)

sigmoid colon

n.

sigmoid flexure

Medical definitions for sigmoid colon (2 of 2)

sigmoid flexure

n.

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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