sigmoid colon

noun

Definition of sigmoid colon

: the contracted and crooked part of the colon immediately above the rectum

called also sigmoid flexure

First Known Use of sigmoid colon

1896, in the meaning defined above

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“Sigmoid colon.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sigmoid%20colon. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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sigmoid colon

noun

Medical Definition of sigmoid colon

: the contracted and crooked part of the colon immediately above the rectum

called also pelvic colon, sigmoid flexure

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