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

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

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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