sigmoidoscope

noun

sig·​moid·​o·​scope sig-ˈmȯi-də-ˌskōp How to pronounce sigmoidoscope (audio)
: an endoscope designed to be passed through the anus for visual examination especially of the sigmoid colon
sigmoidoscopic adjective
sigmoidoscopy noun

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1900, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sigmoidoscope was circa 1900

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“Sigmoidoscope.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sigmoidoscope. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

sigmoidoscope

noun
sig·​moid·​o·​scope sig-ˈmȯid-ə-ˌskōp How to pronounce sigmoidoscope (audio)
: 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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