sigmoidoscope

[ sig-moi-duh-skohp ]
/ sɪgˈmɔɪ dəˌskoʊp /

noun

a rigid or flexible endoscope for visual examination of the rectum and sigmoid colon.

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Also called proctosigmoidoscope.

Origin of sigmoidoscope

1900–05; sigmoid (flexure) + -o- + -scope

OTHER WORDS FROM sigmoidoscope

sig·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
/ (sɪɡˈmɔɪdəˌskəʊp) /

noun

an instrument incorporating a light for the direct observation of the colon, rectum, and sigmoid flexure

Derived forms of sigmoidoscope

sigmoidoscopic (sɪɡˌmɔɪdəˈskɒpɪk), adjectivesigmoidoscopy (ˌsɪɡmɔɪdˈɒskəpɪ), noun
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Medical definitions for sigmoidoscope

sigmoidoscope
[ sĭg-moidə-skōp′ ]

n.

A tubular instrument for visual examination of the sigmoid flexure.

Other words from sigmoidoscope

sig′moid•osco•py (sĭg′moi-dŏskə-pē) adj.
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