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

sigmoidoscopic

play \sig-ˌmȯi-də-ˈskä-pik\ adjective

sigmoidoscopy

play \sig-ˌmȯi-ˈdä-skə-pē\ noun

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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