sigmoidoscope


sig·moid·o·scope

noun \sig-ˈmi-də-ˌskōp\

Definition of SIGMOIDOSCOPE

:  an endoscope designed to be passed through the anus for visual examination especially of the sigmoid colon
sig·moid·o·scop·ic \-ˌmi-də-ˈskä-pik\ adjective
sig·moid·os·co·py \-ˌmi-ˈdäs-kə-pē\ noun

First Known Use of SIGMOIDOSCOPE

circa 1900

sig·moid·o·scope

noun \sig-ˈmid-ə-ˌskōp\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SIGMOIDOSCOPE

: 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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