sigmoidoscope

noun
sig·​moid·​o·​scope | \ sig-ˈmȯi-də-ˌskōp How to pronounce sigmoidoscope (audio) \

Definition of sigmoidoscope

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

Other Words from sigmoidoscope

sigmoidoscopic \ sig-​ˌmȯi-​də-​ˈskä-​pik How to pronounce sigmoidoscopic (audio) \ adjective
sigmoidoscopy \ sig-​ˌmȯi-​ˈdä-​skə-​pē How to pronounce sigmoidoscopy (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of sigmoidoscope

circa 1900, in the meaning defined above

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“Sigmoidoscope.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sigmoidoscope. Accessed 9 Apr. 2020.

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sigmoidoscope

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

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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