sigmoidoscope

[sig-moi-duh-skohp]

Origin of sigmoidoscope

1900–05; sigmoid (flexure) + -o- + -scope
Also called proctosigmoidoscope.
Related formssig·moid·o·scop·ic [sig-moi-duh-skop-ik] /sɪgˌmɔɪ dəˈskɒp ɪk/, adjectivesig·moid·os·co·pist [sig-moi-dos-kuh-pist] /ˌsɪg mɔɪˈdɒs kə pɪst/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for sigmoidoscope

sigmoidoscope

noun
  1. an instrument incorporating a light for the direct observation of the colon, rectum, and sigmoid flexure
Derived Formssigmoidoscopic (sɪɡˌmɔɪdəˈskɒpɪk), adjectivesigmoidoscopy (ˌsɪɡmɔɪdˈɒskəpɪ), noun
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sigmoidoscope in Medicine

sigmoidoscope

[sĭg-moidə-skōp′]
n.
  1. A tubular instrument for visual examination of the sigmoid flexure.
Related formssig′moid•osco•py (sĭg′moi-dŏskə-pē) adj.
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