sigmoidoscope

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

Definition of sigmoidoscope 

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

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sigmoidoscopic \sig-​ˌmȯi-​də-​ˈskä-​pik \ adjective
sigmoidoscopy \sig-​ˌmȯi-​ˈdä-​skə-​pē \ noun

First Known Use of sigmoidoscope

circa 1900, in the meaning defined above

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sigmoid

sigmoid cavity

sigmoid colon

sigmoidoscope

sigmoid valve

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The first known use of sigmoidoscope was circa 1900

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sigmoidoscope

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

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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