sigmoidoscopy

[sig-moi-dos-kuh-pee]

noun, plural sig·moid·os·co·pies.

an examination by means of a sigmoidoscope.

Origin of sigmoidoscopy

First recorded in 1895–1900; sigmoidoscope + -y3
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Word Origin and History for sigmoidoscopy
n.

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

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