sigmoidoscopy

[ sig-moi-dos-kuh-pee ]
/ ˌsɪg mɔɪˈdɒs kə pi /

noun, plural sig·moid·os·co·pies.

an examination by means of a sigmoidoscope.

Nearby words

  1. sigmoido-,
  2. sigmoidopexy,
  3. sigmoidoproctostomy,
  4. sigmoidorectostomy,
  5. sigmoidoscope,
  6. sigmoidostomy,
  7. sigmoidotomy,
  8. sigmund,
  9. sign,
  10. sign away

Origin of sigmoidoscopy

First recorded in 1895–1900; sigmoidoscope + -y3

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Word Origin and History for sigmoidoscopy

sigmoidoscopy

n.

1896, from sigmoid + -scopy, with connective -o-.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper