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sigmoidoscope

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noun sig·moid·o·scope \sig-ˈmȯi-də-ˌskōp\

Definition of sigmoidoscope

  1. :  an endoscope designed to be passed through the anus for visual examination especially of the sigmoid colon

sig·moid·o·scop·ic play \-ˌmȯi-də-ˈskä-pik\ adjective
sig·moid·os·co·py play \-ˌmȯi-ˈdäs-kə-pē\ noun


Circa 1900

First Known Use of sigmoidoscope

circa 1900


Medical Dictionary

sigmoidoscope

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noun sig·moid·o·scope \sig-ˈmȯid-ə-ˌskōp\

Medical Definition of sigmoidoscope

  1. :  an endoscope designed to be passed through the anus in order to permit inspection, diagnosis, treatment, and photography especially of the sigmoid colon—called also proctosigmoidoscope




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