sigmoid

[ sig-moid ]
/ ˈsɪg mɔɪd /

adjective

shaped like the letter C.
shaped like the letter S.
of, relating to, or situated near the sigmoid flexure of the large intestine.

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Sometimes sig·moi·dal [sig-moi-dl] /sɪgˈmɔɪ dl/.

Origin of sigmoid

First recorded in 1660–70, sigmoid is from the Greek word sigmoeidḗs shaped like a sigma. See sigma, -oid

OTHER WORDS FROM sigmoid

sig·moi·dal·ly, adverbpost·sig·moid, adjectivepost·sig·moi·dal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for sigmoid

sigmoid
/ (ˈsɪɡmɔɪd) /

adjective Also: sigmoidal

shaped like the letter S
of or relating to the sigmoid colon of the large intestine

noun

Word Origin for sigmoid

C17: from Greek sigmoeidēs sigma-shaped
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Medical definitions for sigmoid

sigmoid
[ sĭgmoid′ ]

adj.

Having the shape of the letter S.
Of or relating to the sigmoid flexure of the colon.
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